Friday, April 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Kendall Graveman
O.co Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics on Friday, April 14, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and Kendall Graveman for the Athletics.
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Houston opens at -130 while Oakland opens at +120. The Astros have a 5-5-0 over/under record and a 4-6-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 6-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 4-6-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 6-3-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P David Paulino Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/06/17 P John Axford Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
04/01/17 P Sonny Gray Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 2B Joey Wendle Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 6-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.64 and a WHIP of 0.50. He has 8 strikeouts over his 14 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 2.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 42 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 78 base hits and 37 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 35 batters and struck out 89. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
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As a team Houston is hitting .266, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Carlos Correa is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 11 hits this season in 39 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .359 and an OPS+ of 109. George Springer is hitting .233 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .298. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 43 at bats. His OPS+ is 161 while his slugging percentage is at .605. The Astros have 93 hits, including 12 doubles and 12 home runs. Houston has walked 35 times so far this season and they have struck out 71 times as a unit. They have left 71 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 3.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 38 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 5-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.08, Kendall Graveman has a 2-0 record and a 0.85 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 8 hits. He allows 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 30 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 65 base knocks and 35 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 26 hitters and struck out 71 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.65.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 16th in the league. The Athletics hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .353 with an OBP of .395. He has 12 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .765 with an OPS+ of 228. Jed Lowrie is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 8 hits in 31 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .419. The Athletics as a unit have 70 base hits, including 15 doubles and 10 homers. Oakland has walked 31 times this year and they have struck out on 70 occasions. They have had 59 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They have scored 4.11 runs per game and totaled 37 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros -130
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