Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Francis Martes vs. Sonny Gray
O.co Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Francis Martes for the Astros and Sonny Gray for the Athletics.
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Houston opens at -110 while Oakland opens at +100. The Astros have a 34-30-6 over/under record and a 40-30-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 36-33-0 against the run line and have a 39-28-2 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 34-30-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 40-30-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 39-28-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 36-33-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
06/14/17 RF Josh Reddick Concussion 7-day DL (06/13)
06/12/17 P Lance McCullers Back 10-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 P Dallas Keuchel Neck 10-day DL (06/05)
06/09/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Charlie Morton Back 10-day DL (05/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 10-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/28/17 P Ryan Dull Knee 10-day DL (05/20)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 10-day DL (05/24)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (04/15)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 46-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francis Martes has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 5.19 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 9 strikeouts over his 8.2 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 305 hitters and walked 83 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 543 base hits and 259 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 211 batters and struck out 708. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
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As a team Houston is hitting .279, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .474 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .331 with an on-base percentage of .403. He has 87 hits this season in 263 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 158. Carlos Correa is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 75 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 247 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Astros have 672 hits, including 131 doubles and 109 home runs. Houston has walked 226 times so far this season and they have struck out 478 times as a unit. They have left 475 men on base and have a team OPS of .820. They score 5.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 379 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 31-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.44, Sonny Gray has a 2-2 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 52.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 54 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 226 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 225 batters and walked 89 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 593 base knocks and 323 earned runs this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 225 hitters and struck out 552 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Yonder Alonso comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .397. He has 57 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 189 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .630 with an OPS+ of 177. Jed Lowrie is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 73 hits in 254 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .484. The Athletics as a unit have 560 base hits, including 128 doubles and 98 homers. Oakland has walked 219 times this year and they have struck out on 638 occasions. They have had 443 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 298 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +100
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