Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics MLB Game Picks 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Frankie Montas
The Houston Astros visit Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Wade Miley for the Astros and Frankie Montas for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -115 and Oakland at +105. The Astros have a 5-11-0 over/under record and a 6-10-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 11-8-0 against the run line and have a 10-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 5-11-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 6-10-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 10-9-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 11-8-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
03/28/19 P Joe Smith Achilles 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Lance McCullers Jr Elbow 10-day IL (03/25); is out for season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
03/27/19 P Chris Bassitt Leg 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 C Chris Herrmann Knee 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Jharel Cotton Arm 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 1B Matt Olson Hand 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 LF Nick Martini Knee 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 11-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.45 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 15.2 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.70 and they have given up 33 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the bullpen and they've struck out 57 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.17. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 105 base hits and 49 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 32 batters and struck out 163. They have walked 2.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.99 and their FIP as a unit is 3.07.
As a team Houston is hitting .280, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 17 hits this season in 64 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 121. Michael Brantley is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 61 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Astros have 150 hits, including 31 doubles and 23 home runs. Houston has walked 56 times so far this season and they have struck out 121 times as a unit. They have left 116 men on base and have a team OPS of .821. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 67 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 10-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.18, Frankie Montas has a 2-1 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 17 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 68 batters and walked 29 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 150 base knocks and 83 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 62 hitters and struck out 133 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th in the league. The Athletics hold a .467 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .338 with an OBP of .398. He has 25 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 74 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .541 with an OPS+ of 157. Khris Davis is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 19 hits in 72 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .694. The Athletics as a unit have 171 base hits, including 27 doubles and 36 homers. Oakland has walked 55 times this year and they have struck out on 133 occasions. They have had 121 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They have scored 5.32 runs per game and totaled 101 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics +105
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