Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros 7/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Lance McCullers
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The Oakland Athletics visit Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Chris Bassitt for the Athletics and Lance McCullers for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +222 and Houston at -242. The Athletics have a 43-41-7 over/under record and a 45-46-0 run line mark. The Astros are 48-45-0 against the run line and have a 40-48-5 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 43-41-7 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 45-46-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 40-48-5 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 48-45-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/08/18 P Paul Blackburn Elbow 10-day DL (07/07)
07/07/18 RF Matt Joyce Back 10-day DL (07/05)
06/26/18 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (06/24)
06/15/18 P Trevor Cahill Achilles 10-day DL (06/11)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 10-day DL (06/04)
05/17/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 10-day DL (05/18)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
07/03/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/28/18 SS Carlos Correa Back 10-day DL (06/26)
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 Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 51-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 24 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have given up 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 315 hitters and walked 124 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 766 base hits and 367 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 262 batters and struck out 678. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Oakland is hitting .246, good for 14th in the league. The Athletics hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 100 hits this season in 347 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .504 and an OPS+ of 139. Marcus Semien is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .301. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 364 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .354. The Athletics have 768 hits, including 170 doubles and 122 home runs. Oakland has walked 288 times so far this season and they have struck out 781 times as a unit. They have left 599 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 419 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 61-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.41, Lance McCullers has a 10-3 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 118 strikeouts over the 108.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 82 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.66 and they have given up 199 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 307 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.87. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 639 base knocks and 267 earned runs this season. They have given up 84 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 243 hitters and struck out 978 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.10.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. George Springer comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .335. He has 89 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 355 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .425 with an OPS+ of 115. Jose Altuve is hitting .337 this season and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 123 hits in 365 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .485. The Astros as a unit have 830 base hits, including 175 doubles and 118 homers. Houston has walked 335 times this year and they have struck out on 721 occasions. They have had 632 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 472 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +222
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