Friday, August 7, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel (13-5) vs. Sonny Gray (11-4)
The Houston Astros take on the Oakland Athletics on Friday at O.co Coliseum. The Astros send Dallas Keuchel to the mound to face Sonny Gray of the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +110 and Oakland at -120. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Astros have a 50-54 over/under record and a 62-47 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Athletics have a 53-48 over/under record and a 51-58 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
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The Astros head into this matchup with a 60-49 record, including 22-31 on the road. Dallas Keuchel has a 13-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.35 and a 0.99 WHIP. The Astros are 15-7 over his 157 innings pitched and he's also given up 118 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-12. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.74 and they have given up 232 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 306 and walked 90 batters this season while opposing teams hit .200 against them. Houston has a team average of 8.09 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.63 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.54, they are 7th in the league.
Houston is batting .245 as a team, which is good for 25th in the league and hitting .241 away from home. The Astros hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 17th in baseball. With 121 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 26th in hits per game with 8.19.
With a 24-33 home record, Oakland will hope to improve on their 48-61 overall mark. Sonny Gray has a record of 11-4 while sporting an earned run average of 2.12 on the year with a 0.98 WHIP. The Athletics have a record of 14-8 over the 152.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 110 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-8. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 288 base hits on the year. The Athletics bullpen has struck out 306 batters and walked 106 this season while opposing teams have hit .241 against them. Oakland has a team average of 8.14 hits per game and are averaging 7.68 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.49, they are 6th in the league.
They are batting .250 as a team, which is good for 19th in the league and hitting .254 at home. The Athletics hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 19th in baseball. With 101 hits, Brett Lawrie leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.57.
Houston has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 55 errors with 1,155 assists and 2,912 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Athletics have accumlated 92 errors while having 1095 assists and 2,904 put outs leading to a .978 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 50-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 62-47 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 53-48 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 51-58 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/05/15 LF Preston Tucker Tricep "?" Thursday vs. Oakland Athletics
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)
08/06/15 CF Coco Crisp Neck "?" Thursday vs. Houston Astros
08/05/15 RF Josh Reddick Back "?" Thursday vs. Houston Astros
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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