Saturday, August 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh (13-5) vs. Jesse Chavez (5-11)
The Houston Astros head to O.co Coliseum on Saturday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Collin McHugh for the Astros and Jesse Chavez for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -117 and Oakland at +107. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Astros, with a 62-48 run line record, cover the spread 56% of the time. They also have a 51-54 over/under record. The Athletics are 52-58 against the run line and have a 54-48 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Astros come into this game with a 61-49 record, and they are 23-31 away from home. Collin McHugh has an earned run average of 4.27 and is 13-5 so far on the season while having a 1.32 WHIP. The Astros are 15-7 over his 139 innings pitched and he's also given up 149 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-10. He is getting 5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 234 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.70. The bullpen has struck out 308 and walked 92 batters this season while opposing teams hit .199 against them. Houston has a team average of 8.07 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.52, they are 7th in the league.
As a team, Houston is batting .245, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .312, which puts them at 18th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .427. With 121 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 26th in hits per game with 8.2.
With a 48-62 overall record, Oakland will come into this game 24-34 at home. Jesse Chavez is starting this game 5-11 for the season with an earned run average of 3.88 and a WHIP of 1.31. The Athletics have a record of 5-14 over the 118.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 122 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-8. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 293 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.30. The Athletics bullpen has struck out 309 batters and walked 107 this season while opposing teams have hit .243 against them. Oakland has a team average of 8.14 hits per game and are averaging 7.69 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.49, they are 6th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .309, which puts them at 19th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .383. With 101 hits, Brett Lawrie leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.55.
In terms of team defense, the Astros have a fielding percentage of .987 with 56 total errors, 1,167 assists and 2,942 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Athletics have accumlated 94 errors while having 1103 assists and 2,934 put outs leading to a .977 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 51-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 62-48 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 54-48 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 52-58 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
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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