Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros 7/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Cahill vs. Charlie Morton
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The Oakland Athletics visit Minute Maid Park on Thursday, July 12, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Trevor Cahill for the Athletics and Charlie Morton for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +207 and Houston at -225. The Athletics have a 44-41-7 over/under record and a 46-46-0 run line mark. The Astros are 48-46-0 against the run line and have a 41-48-5 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 44-41-7 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 46-46-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 41-48-5 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 48-46-0 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
07/11/18 P Gerrit Cole Bereavement List is out indefinitely
07/10/18 LF Marwin Gonzalez Wrist left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Oakland Athletics
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 51-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Cahill has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 2.77 and a WHIP of 0.99 this season. He has 47 strikeouts over his 48.2 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 298 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 323 hitters and walked 126 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 776 base hits and 372 earned runs. They have allowed 109 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 265 batters and struck out 690. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team Oakland is hitting .246, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .305. He has 93 hits this season in 368 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .370 and an OPS+ of 89. Jed Lowrie is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 352 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Athletics have 778 hits, including 173 doubles and 123 home runs. Oakland has walked 288 times so far this season and they have struck out 792 times as a unit. They have left 604 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 424 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 62-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.83, Charlie Morton has a 11-2 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 141 strikeouts over the 108 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 78 hits. He's allowing 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.78 and they have given up 206 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 312 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 2.88. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 649 base knocks and 272 earned runs this season. They have given up 85 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 243 hitters and struck out 989 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 .262, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .335 with an OBP of .400. He has 124 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 370 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 150. George Springer is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 91 hits in 361 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Astros as a unit have 840 base hits, including 176 doubles and 120 homers. Houston has walked 338 times this year and they have struck out on 733 occasions. They have had 642 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 5.09 runs per game and totaled 478 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +207
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