Saturday, April 29, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Triggs vs. Joe Musgrove
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Triggs for the Athletics and Joe Musgrove for the Astros.
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Oakland opens at +145 while Houston opens at -155. The Athletics have a 9-13-0 over/under record and a 12-10-0 run line mark. The Astros are 13-9-0 against the run line and have a 11-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 9-13-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 12-10-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 11-11-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 13-9-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/26/17 CF Rajai Davis Hamstring 10-day DL (4/22)
04/26/17 P Sean Manaea Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (04/15)
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 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 2B Joey Wendle Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/27/17 CF George Springer Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Oakland Athletics
04/27/17 2B Jose Altuve Head "?" Friday vs. Oakland Athletics
04/26/17 RF Teoscar Hernandez Leg 10-day DL (4/25)
04/26/17 CF Jake Marisnick Concussion 7-day DL (4/24)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P David Paulino Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 10-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Triggs has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.42 and a WHIP of 0.99. He has 13 strikeouts over his 22.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 64 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 164 base hits and 88 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 73 batters and struck out 157. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .232, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 19 hits this season in 72 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 173. Jed Lowrie is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 77 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .416. The Athletics have 165 hits, including 38 doubles and 27 home runs. Oakland has walked 69 times so far this season and they have struck out 187 times as a unit. They have left 133 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 3.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 83 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 14-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.91, Joe Musgrove has a 1-1 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 21.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 25 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.91 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 93 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.48. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 174 base knocks and 78 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 68 hitters and struck out 204 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .393. He has 25 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 78 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .449 with an OPS+ of 147. George Springer is hitting .213 this season and he has an OBP of .280. He has collected 16 hits in 75 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .520. The Astros as a unit have 200 base hits, including 31 doubles and 27 homers. Houston has walked 75 times this year and they have struck out on 164 occasions. They have had 148 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 95 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -155
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