Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics MLB Parlay 8/15/2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Mike Fiers
Michael Brantley and the Houston Astros (77-41, 1st in AL West) travel to Oakland Coliseum on Thursday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (67-51, 2nd in AL West).
The Astros have been very good for baseball wagerers, having gone 77-41-0 SU. Oakland covers 56.8% of the time, going 67-51-0 straight up.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros have been a less than ideal Over bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 52-62-4.
The Astros cover 55.2% of the time as a visitor, having gone 32-26-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics cover 63.8% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 37-21-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Over bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 54-63-1.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
8/12/2019 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/6/2019 Josh James RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/11/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Illness Probable for Aug 13
8/7/2019 Josh Phegley C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/5/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/31/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
7/16/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 77-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 5-14 record with an earned run average of 5.60 and a WHIP of 1.60 this season. He has 111 strikeouts over his 123.2 innings pitched and he's given up 134 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 337 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 427 hitters and walked 142 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 866 base hits and 438 earned runs. They have allowed 172 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 334 batters and struck out 1,195. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
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As a team Houston is hitting .275, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .489 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Michael Brantley is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 140 hits this season in 433 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .517 and an OPS+ of 136. George Springer is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 99 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 335 at bats. His OPS+ is 153 while his slugging percentage is at .588. The Astros have 1,121 hits, including 233 doubles and 199 home runs. Houston has walked 449 times so far this season and they have struck out 848 times as a unit. They have left 839 men on base and have a team OPS of .839. They score 5.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 653 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 67-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.30, Mike Fiers has a 11-3 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 99 strikeouts over the 147.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 121 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 416 batters and walked 166 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 988 base knocks and 483 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 367 hitters and struck out 917 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 21st in the league. The Athletics hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .338. He has 109 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 431 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .506 with an OPS+ of 123. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 131 hits in 480 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Athletics as a unit have 999 base hits, including 209 doubles and 184 homers. Oakland has walked 411 times this year and they have struck out on 948 occasions. They have had 784 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 5.03 runs per game and totaled 599 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Astros and over the total runs
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