Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics 6/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Paul Blackburn
The Houston Astros visit Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Gerrit Cole for the Astros and Paul Blackburn for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -162 and Oakland at +152. The Astros have a 28-35-4 over/under record and a 36-31-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 30-36-0 against the run line and have a 29-32-5 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 28-35-4 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 36-31-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 29-32-5 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 30-36-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
06/11/18 SS Carlos Correa Side is "?" Tuesday vs Oakland Athletics
06/11/18 P Joe Smith Elbow 10-day DL (06/07)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/08/18 P Trevor Cahill Achilles is "?" next start
06/07/18 RF Matt Joyce Back 10-day DL (06/03)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 10-day DL (06/04)
05/21/18 P Brett Anderson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/17/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 10-day DL (05/18)
04/28/18 P Ryan Buchter Shoulder 10-day DL (04/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 42-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 7-1 record with an earned run average of 2.16 and a WHIP of 0.84 this season. He has 124 strikeouts over his 87.2 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He's allowed 5.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.97 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 214 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.93. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 467 base hits and 196 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 172 batters and struck out 689. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.14.
As a team Houston is hitting .260, good for 5th in the league. The Astros hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .342 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 93 hits this season in 272 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 143. George Springer is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 77 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 261 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .517. The Astros have 593 hits, including 125 doubles and 79 home runs. Houston has walked 224 times so far this season and they have struck out 549 times as a unit. They have left 445 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 333 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 34-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.50, Paul Blackburn has a 1-0 record and a 0.50 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He's allowing 4.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 215 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 212 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 546 base knocks and 256 earned runs this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 180 hitters and struck out 488 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 19th in the league. The Athletics hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .312. He has 70 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 269 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .372 with an OPS+ of 92. Jed Lowrie is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 72 hits in 253 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .466. The Athletics as a unit have 547 base hits, including 120 doubles and 82 homers. Oakland has walked 211 times this year and they have struck out on 581 occasions. They have had 442 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 289 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -162
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