Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics MLB Point Spread Picks 5/31/2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Peacock vs. Mike Fiers
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (29-27, 2nd in AL West) host the Houston Astros (37-20, 1st in AL West) at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, May 31, 2019. The Astros open this game at +100 while the Athletics are priced at -110. The total has been set at 8.5.
The Astros have been terrible for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 37-20-0 SU. The Athletics cover 51.8% of the time, going 29-27-0 straight up. The Athletics have been an excellent choice for baseball bettors as the favorite, going 21-16-0 SU. Houston has went 1-1-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 50.0% of the time.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros have been an excellent Under play for O/U wagerers, having gone 23-32-2.
The Astros cover 52.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 13-12-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland is covering 64.3% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 18-10-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a dicey Over play for O/U wagerers, having gone 28-28-0.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
5/29/2019 Carlos Correa SS Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
5/28/2019 Jose Altuve 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
5/28/2019 Collin McHugh SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/27/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/26/2019 Max Stassi C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 5
5/25/2019 George Springer RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
5/15/2019 Joe Smith RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
3/28/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
5/29/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/27/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/26/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/24/2019 Khris Davis DH Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
2/19/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 37-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 3.19 and a WHIP of 1.03 this season. He has 58 strikeouts over his 53.2 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He's allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.88 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 193 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 387 base hits and 191 earned runs. They have allowed 74 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 146 batters and struck out 563. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.78.
As a team Houston is hitting .274, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .486 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Alex Bregman is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 53 hits this season in 196 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .571 and an OPS+ of 155. Michael Brantley is hitting .330 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 212 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .547. The Astros have 524 hits, including 107 doubles and 93 home runs. Houston has walked 210 times so far this season and they have struck out 399 times as a unit. They have left 402 men on base and have a team OPS of .834. They score 5.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 295 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 29-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.00, Mike Fiers has a 4-3 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 63 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 216 batters and walked 92 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 465 base knocks and 240 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 201 hitters and struck out 456 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 19th in the league. The Athletics hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .359. He has 60 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 225 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 113. Matt Chapman is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 56 hits in 212 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .533. The Athletics as a unit have 486 base hits, including 96 doubles and 87 homers. Oakland has walked 197 times this year and they have struck out on 433 occasions. They have had 384 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 283 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros +100
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