Sunday, September 20, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Brooks (2-3) vs. Collin McHugh (16-7)
The Houston Astros host the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park on Sunday. The Athletics send Aaron Brooks to the mound to face Collin McHugh of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +203 and Houston at -220. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Athletics have a 76-63 over/under record and a 71-77 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Astros have a 66-74 over/under record and a 77-71 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this matchup with a 64-84 record, including 31-42 on the road. Starting pitcher Aaron Brooks holds a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 7.68 and a WHIP of 1.63. He's pitched 38.2 innings thus far while surrendering 54 hits over that time and when he starts, the Athletics are 3-4. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-2. He is getting 6.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 426 and walked 155 batters this season while opposing teams hit .243 against them. Oakland has a team average of 8.48 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.55 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.94, they are 14th in the league.
As a team, Oakland is batting .252, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 20th in baseball. With 138 hits, Brett Lawrie leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.73.
With a 48-25 home record, Houston will hope to improve on their 77-71 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.05, Collin McHugh will come into this game holding a 16-7 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He's pitched 182 innings thus far while surrendering 189 hits over that time in which the Astros are 18-11. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 14-13. He is getting 5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. The Astros bullpen has struck out 417 batters and walked 125 this season while opposing teams have hit .211 against them. Houston has a team average of 8.12 hits per game and are averaging 7.91 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.53, they are 6th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Astros hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 23rd in baseball. With 178 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 8.2.
Oakland has a team fielding percentage of .980 after having committed 110 errors with 1,483 assists and 3,959 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Astros have accumulated 71 errors while having 1,486 assists and 3,951 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 76-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 71-77 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 66-74 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 77-71 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/19/15 CF Billy Burns Hamstring is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Houston Astros
09/16/15 P Jesse Chavez Ribs Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
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)
09/19/15 CF Carlos Gomez Side expected to miss Saturday & Sunday vs. Oakland Athletics
09/11/15 P Scott Feldman Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/14); out for season
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
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros
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