Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros 7/28/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/27/2014
Monday, July 28, 2014, 8:10 PM on CSCA, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Oakland Athletics - Chavez, J (8-6) vs. Houston Astros - Peacock, B (3-7)
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Right-hander Jesse Chavez will be going for his ninth win of the season when he and the Oakland Athletics take on Brad Peacock and the Houston Astros on Monday night.
Last week, Jesse Chavez gave up just two runs in 5.2 innings against the Houston Astros and ended up coming up with his eighth win of the year. He allowed our hits in that outing and struck out seven batters while walking two. Chavez is now 8-6 for the A's this season and he has only walked 2.8 batters per nine innings, which is a career best for the right-hander.
Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez has two hits in his five at-bats against Chavez and he is the only Houston player who has been able to hit a home run off of him.
Brad Peacock lost his second game in a row and his seventh overall last week when he was beaten by these same Oakland Athletics on the road. He could only make it through 3.2 innings in that game and he gave up a season-high seven runs on seven hits while walking five and striking out two. He is now 3-7 on the season with a 4.93 ERA and he has walked 4.9 batters per nine innings, which is the worst walk rate of his career.
A's All-Star Josh Donaldson has four hits against Peacock in 12 at-bats with a double, a home run and two RBI. Josh Reddick is just 1-for-8 against the right-hander with three walks and two strikeouts.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 49-46-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.6
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 48-52-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -1
Injuries to Watch
07/12/14 2B Alberto Callaspo Hamstring 15-day DL (7/11)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 15-day DL (6/23)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
07/26/14 SS Marwin Gonzalez Hamstring questionable
07/23/14 RF George Springer Knee 15-day DL (7/20)
07/12/14 P Collin McHugh Finger 15-day DL (7/7)
07/08/14 RF Alex Presley Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/01/14 CF Dexter Fowler Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 60-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks