Thursday, August 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Scott Feldman (4-5) vs. Aaron Brooks (1-0)
The Houston Astros head to O.co Coliseum on Thursday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The Astros send Scott Feldman to the mound to face Aaron Brooks of the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -138 and Oakland at +128. The over/under was set at 7. The Astros have a 50-53 over/under record and a 62-46 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Athletics are 51-57 against the run line and have a 52-48 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Astros show up with a 60-48 record, including 22-30 on the road. Scott Feldman has an earned run average of 4.58 and is 4-5 so far on the season while having a 1.33 WHIP. In his starts, the Astros are 5-8 over his 78.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 88 hits during those innings. The Astros are also 6-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 232 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.74. Opposing teams are hitting .200 against the Astros bullpen while walking 90 times and striking out 306 times. Houston is averaging 7.62 strikeouts per game while getting 8.09 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.56.
Houston ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .246 while hitting .243 on the road. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .312, which puts them at 18th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .430. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 120 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.23 hits per game.
Oakland is 24-32 at home while holding a 48-60 overall record on the season. Aaron Brooks is starting this game 1-0 for the season with an earned run average of 3.09 and a WHIP of 0.94. In his starts, the Athletics are 1-0 and he has allowed 11 hits over 11.2 innings pitched this season. The Athletics are also 0-1 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 288 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.26. Opposing teams are hitting .241 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 106 times and striking out 306 times. Oakland is averaging 7.68 strikeouts per game while getting 8.13 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.46.
They rank 18th in the league in team batting average with a .250 average while hitting .255 at home. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .310, which puts them at 19th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .383. Josh Reddick leads the team in hits with 100 while the team ranks 14th in baseball with 8.57 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Astros have a fielding percentage of .987 with 53 total errors, 1,148 assists and 2,888 put outs. The Athletics have committed 92 errors on the season with 1081 assists and 2,874 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .977 on the year.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 50-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 62-46 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 52-48 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 51-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/05/15 LF Preston Tucker Tricep injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Texas Rangers
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14), out for season
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
08/05/15 CF Coco Crisp Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Baltimore Orioles
08/05/15 RF Josh Reddick Back is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Baltimore Orioles
08/05/15 C Stephen Vogt Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Baltimore Orioles
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros
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