Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Sean Manaea
The Houston Astros visit O.co Coliseum on Tuesday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and Sean Manaea for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +180 and Oakland at -200. The over/under was set at 8. The Astros have a 41-46-5 over/under record and a 41-51-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Athletics are 49-43-0 against the run line and have a 45-43-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Astros head into this matchup with a 50-42 record, including 22-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 4.80 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 104 strikeouts over his 120 innings pitched and he has given up 127 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 263 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen while being struck out 326 times and walking 70 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.33 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Astros pitchers have collectively given up 827 base hits and 355 earned runs. They have allowed 94 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 256 batters and struck out 777. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.76.
As a team, Houston is batting .244, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .252 average away from home. The Astros hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.33 hits per game. Jose Altuve comes into this game hitting .346 and his on-base percentage is at .417. He has 125 hits this season along with 70 runs scored and 54 runs batted in. He's struck out 39 times and has walked 42 times. Carlos Correa is hitting .261 and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 88 hits so far while scoring 47 runs and he's driven in 57. He has walked 45 times and has struck out 88 times. The Astros have 766 hits, including 162 doubles and 116 home runs. They've stolen 71 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 25 times. Houston has walked 345 times this season and they've struck out 854 times as a unit. They've left 629 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 416 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 19-27 home record and a 40-52 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.13, Sean Manaea has a 3-5 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 72 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 76 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.42. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 302 times and walking 106 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.45 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.61 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 854 base knocks and 427 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 108 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 296 hitters and struck out 688. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .243 average at home. The Athletics hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.55 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .282 and he has an OBP of .332. He has 80 hits this year along with 26 runs scored and 25 RBI. He's struck out 53 times and has walked on 22 occasions. Danny Valencia is hitting .304 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 80 hits so far while he's scored 41 runs and drove in 33. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 60 times. The Athletics as a unit have 787 base hits, including 143 doubles and 97 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 13 times. Oakland as a team has walked 230 times this year and they have struck out 619 times. They've had 578 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They score 4.15 runs per game and have totaled 382 runs so far this season.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 41-46-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 41-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 45-43-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 49-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
07/17/16 P Rich Hill Finger left last start, "?" next start
07/04/16 P Fernando Rodriguez Shoulder 15-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 15-day DL (7/2)
07/01/16 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 60-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros
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