Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics MLB Point Spread Picks 6/2/2019
Sunday, June 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Chris Bassitt
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (29-28, 3rd in AL West) host the Houston Astros (38-20, 1st in AL West) at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, June 2, 2019. The Athletics open this matchup at +115 while the Astros are priced at -125. The total opens at 8.
The Astros have been awful for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 38-20-0 SU. Oakland is covering 50.9% of the time, going 29-28-0 straight up. The Astros have been awful for Las Vegas oddsmakers as favorites, going 37-19-0 SU. The Athletics cover 40.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 8-12-0 straight up.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros have been an awful Over play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 23-33-2.
Houston is covering 53.8% of the time away from home, having gone 14-12-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland is covering 62.1% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 18-11-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a dicey Over play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 28-29-0.
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 38-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.02 and a WHIP of 1.05 this season. He has 112 strikeouts over his 71.2 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He's allowed 7.2 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 133 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 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 394 base hits and 194 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 149 batters and struck out 566. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.81.
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 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Alex Bregman is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 53 hits this season in 200 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .560 and an OPS+ of 151. Michael Brantley is hitting .329 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 216 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .542. The Astros have 532 hits, including 108 doubles and 95 home runs. Houston has walked 213 times so far this season and they have struck out 403 times as a unit. They have left 407 men on base and have a team OPS of .833. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 298 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 29-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.27, Chris Bassitt has a 3-1 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 41.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 30 hits. He's allowing 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 217 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 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 473 base knocks and 243 earned runs this season. They have given up 68 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 204 hitters and struck out 460 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 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .354. He has 60 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 229 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 110. Matt Chapman is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 58 hits in 215 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .549. The Athletics as a unit have 492 base hits, including 97 doubles and 88 homers. Oakland has walked 200 times this year and they have struck out on 436 occasions. They have had 390 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.91 runs per game and totaled 285 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -125
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