Thursday, June 29, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jharel Cotton vs. Brad Peacock
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jharel Cotton for the Athletics and Brad Peacock for the Astros.
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Oakland opens at +233 while Houston opens at -255. The Athletics have a 43-32-2 over/under record and a 40-37-0 run line mark. The Astros are 46-32-0 against the run line and have a 38-34-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 43-32-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 40-37-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 38-34-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 46-32-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
06/25/17 2B Chad Pinder Hamstring 10-day DL (06/24)
06/23/17 P Matt Chapman Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/23/17 P Jharel Cotton Thumb left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
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)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 35-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jharel Cotton has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 5.02 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 62 strikeouts over his 71.2 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.86 and they have given up 254 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 250 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.9 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 4.75. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 668 base hits and 357 earned runs. They have allowed 94 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 244 batters and struck out 614. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .243, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 78 hits this season in 274 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 127. Yonder Alonso is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 219 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .580. The Athletics have 630 hits, including 148 doubles and 108 home runs. Oakland has walked 250 times so far this season and they have struck out 719 times as a unit. They have left 504 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 337 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 52-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.82, Brad Peacock has a 4-1 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 66 strikeouts over the 44.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 29 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 215 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 340 batters and walked 94 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.8 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 3.8. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 609 base knocks and 297 earned runs this season. They have given up 89 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 238 hitters and struck out 788 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.69.
As a team, they are batting .280, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .481 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Carlos Correa comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .384. He has 84 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 277 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 147. Jose Altuve is hitting .324 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 95 hits in 293 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Astros as a unit have 756 base hits, including 153 doubles and 125 homers. Houston has walked 254 times this year and they have struck out on 532 occasions. They have had 535 men left on base and have an OPS of .828. They have scored 5.49 runs per game and totaled 428 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros -255
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