Sunday, April 30, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Hahn vs. Dallas Keuchel
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros on Sunday, April 30, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jesse Hahn for the Athletics and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros.
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Oakland opens at +178 while Houston opens at -190. The Athletics have a 10-13-0 over/under record and a 12-11-0 run line mark. The Astros are 14-9-0 against the run line and have a 12-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 10-13-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 12-11-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 12-11-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 14-9-0 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
04/26/17 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 10-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jesse Hahn has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.08 and a WHIP of 0.96. He has 20 strikeouts over his 26 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He allows 5.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 77 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 65 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 178 base hits and 94 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 75 batters and struck out 162. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .231, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 21 hits this season in 76 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .658 and an OPS+ of 193. Jed Lowrie is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 81 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .420. The Athletics have 172 hits, including 39 doubles and 29 home runs. Oakland has walked 69 times so far this season and they have struck out 201 times as a unit. They have left 139 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 3.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 87 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 15-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.22, Dallas Keuchel has a 4-0 record and a 0.84 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 37 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 22 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.83 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 95 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 181 base knocks and 82 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 68 hitters and struck out 218 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .383. He has 25 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 82 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .427 with an OPS+ of 137. George Springer is hitting .228 this season and he has an OBP of .299. He has collected 18 hits in 79 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .519. The Astros as a unit have 214 base hits, including 35 doubles and 28 homers. Houston has walked 77 times this year and they have struck out on 169 occasions. They have had 156 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 4.52 runs per game and totaled 104 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics +178
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