Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros 8/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/26/2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Minute Maid Park in Houston
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Drew Pomeranz (5-4) will be making his first start for the Oakland Athletics since June when he goes up against Brad Peacock (3-8) and the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Drew Pomeranz last made a start for the A's back on June 16 when he gave up eight runs in 43.2 innings to the Texas Rangers and took the loss. Overall this season, he is 5-4 for the A's with a 2.91 ERA and he has struck out 48 batters in 55.2 innings. In the minors, he has 3-1 in eight starts with a 3.69 ERA.
Astros first baseman Jesus Guzman has one hit in five at-bats against Pomeranz in his career with a home run and three RBI. No other Houston player has faced him more than two times.
Right-hander Brad Peacock had a solid start against the Cleveland Indians last Friday and ended up with a no decision for his efforts. He went five innings in that start and allowed just one run on two base hits while striking out four batters and walking no one. Peacock has a 5.30 ERA on the year and he has walked 4.6 batters per nine innings.
A's All-Star Josh Donaldson is 4-for-12 against Peacock in his career with a double, a home run and two RBI. Brandon Moss is 2-for-11 against him with a walk and seven strikeouts.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 64-56-9 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.2
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 62-66-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
08/25/14 C John Jaso Concussion out indefinitely
08/25/14 CF Sam Fuld Knee questionable
08/24/14 P Sean Doolittle Ribs 15-day DL (8/24)
08/15/14 SS Jed Lowrie Finger 15-day DL (8/14)
08/03/14 2B Nick Punto Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 60-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
08/22/14 P Brad Peacock Forearm questionable
07/29/14 P Josh Zeid Foot 15-day DL (7/25), out for season
07/23/14 RF George Springer Knee 15-day DL (7/20)
07/08/14 RF Alex Presley Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Oakland
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