Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros 8/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Cahill vs. Dallas Keuchel
The Oakland Athletics visit Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Trevor Cahill for the Athletics and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +165 and Houston at -175. The Athletics have a 59-64-9 over/under record and a 67-65-0 run line mark. The Astros are 67-64-0 against the run line and have a 58-66-7 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 59-64-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 67-65-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 58-66-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 67-64-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
08/26/18 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (08/26)
08/06/18 LF Jake Smolinski Blood Clot 60-day DL (08/05)
07/25/18 P Kendall Graveman Elbow is out for season
07/14/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 60-day DL (05/18)
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)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 60-day DL (06/04)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/12/18 CF Jake Marisnick Groin 10-day DL (08/11)
08/05/18 P Lance McCullers Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (08/05)
08/04/18 P Chris Devenski Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/03/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
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 79-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Cahill has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 87 strikeouts over his 91.2 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 482 hitters and walked 182 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,082 base hits and 503 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 379 batters and struck out 1,008. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Oakland is hitting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 134 hits this season in 490 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .473 and an OPS+ of 128. Marcus Semien is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 137 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 526 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Athletics have 1,144 hits, including 266 doubles and 183 home runs. Oakland has walked 427 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,112 times as a unit. They have left 890 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 630 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 81-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.54, Dallas Keuchel has a 10-10 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 125 strikeouts over the 167.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 166 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 303 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 457 batters and walked 97 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.2 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 3.12. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 942 base knocks and 408 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 335 hitters and struck out 1,370 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.08 while their FIP as a staff is 3.20.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Astros hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Yuli Gurriel comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .315. He has 123 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 434 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .410 with an OPS+ of 102. Alex Bregman is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 142 hits in 492 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Astros as a unit have 1,144 base hits, including 238 doubles and 171 homers. Houston has walked 452 times this year and they have struck out on 993 occasions. They have had 849 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 656 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +165
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