Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh (15-7) vs. Aaron Brooks (1-2)
The Houston Astros visit O.co Coliseum on Wednesday to play the Oakland Athletics. The Astros send Collin McHugh to the mound to face Aaron Brooks of the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -147 and Oakland at +137. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Astros, with a 74-64 run line record, cover the spread 54% of the time. They also have a 62-70 over/under record. The Athletics are 66-72 against the run line and have a 71-58 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Astros show up with a 75-63 record, including 27-39 on the road. Starting pitcher Collin McHugh holds a 15-7 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.27. The Astros are 17-10 over his 173 innings pitched and he's also given up 175 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-13. He is getting 4.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.99 and they've given up 297 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen while being struck out 391 times and walking 119 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 7.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.39.
As a team, Houston is batting .244, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .240 average away from home. Ranked at 22nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .310 and they hold a .424 team slugging percentage. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.2 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 167.
Oakland is 32-41 at home while holding a 59-79 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 6.91, Aaron Brooks will come into this game holding a 1-2 record and a 1.47 WHIP. The Athletics have a record of 2-3 over the 28.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 36 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-2. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.53 and they have given up 395 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .247 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 389 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.41 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.53 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .258 average at home. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .313 and they hold a .393 team slugging percentage. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.75 hits per game and Billy Burns leads the team with 134.
The Astros have committed 66 errors and have combined for 1,409 assists and 3,701 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .980 team fielding percentage while committing 106 errors, accumulating 1,399 assists and compiling 3,684 put outs.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 62-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 74-64 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 71-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 66-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/08/15 P Scott Feldman Shoulder out indefinitely
08/30/15 C Jason Castro Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/29)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 60 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); out for season
09/07/15 C Stephen Vogt Groin out indefinitely
09/03/15 P Evan Scribner Shoulder out for season
09/02/15 P Chris Bassitt Shoulder out indefinitely
09/02/15 P A.J. Griffin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/25/15 P Kendall Graveman Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/19/15 1B Ike Davis Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/18)
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)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
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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