Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/24/2014
Friday, April 18, 10:05 PM
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Oakland Athletics - Chavez, J (1-0) vs. Houston Astros - Peacock, B (0-2)
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Jesse Chavez and Brad Peacock will face each other for the second time in less than a week when the Oakland Athletics play the Houston Astros on Friday night.
Jesse Chavez continued his first season in the Athletics' rotation by picking up his first win of the season again these same Houston Astros on Sunday. He went six innings in that game and gave up just one run on four hits while striking out six and walking three. His ERA through 26 innings is now 1.38 and he is walking just 1.7 batters per nine innings.
Jason Castro has one hit off of Chavez, but he has struck out three times in five career plate appearances against him. Marwin Gonzalez has only faced the right-hander three times so far, but he has two hits, including one home run.
Brad Peacock made his first start of the season this past Sunday against the A's and took the loss, though he only gave up two earned runs in the game. He was able to last five innings in that outing and gave up five hits and walked three while striking out four. His ERA through 14.2 innings this season is 6.14 and he's walking nearly seven batters per nine innings.
Peacock does not like facing A's outfielder Coco Crisp, who has four extra-base hits (two doubles, one triple, one home run) against him in 10 at-bats.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 10-10-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.5
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 9-12-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -1.6
Injuries to Watch
04/23/14 1B Brandon Moss Rest questionable
04/23/14 CF Coco Crisp Rest questionable
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 15-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (2/17)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
04/21/14 P Scott Feldman Bicep 15-day DL (4/21)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojcie Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 15-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland
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