Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros MLB Game Picks 9/10/2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Wade Miley
Minute Maid Park is the site where Michael Brantley and the Houston Astros (94-50, 1st in AL West) will play the Oakland Athletics (84-59, 2nd in AL West) on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Athletics coming in at +162 and the Astros are at -172. The total is set at 10.
The Athletics have been great for wagerers, having gone 84-59-0 SU. The Astros are covering 65.3% of the time, going 94-50-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Under bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 64-76-3.
Oakland covers 52.9% of the time as the away team, having gone 36-32-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston covers 76.4% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 55-17-0 SU.
The Astros have been a less than ideal Under bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 64-74-6.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/8/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Leg Probable for Sep 9
9/4/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Houston Astros Injuries
9/8/2019 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/8/2019 Ryan Pressly RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/8/2019 Yuli Gurriel 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/5/2019 Aaron Sanchez SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/5/2019 Carlos Correa SS Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/31/2019 Collin McHugh RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 84-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 9-8 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 141 strikeouts over his 147 innings pitched and he's given up 152 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 516 hitters and walked 193 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,192 base hits and 575 earned runs. They have allowed 172 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 428 batters and struck out 1,133. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team Oakland is hitting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 131 hits this season in 515 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .520 and an OPS+ of 131. Marcus Semien is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 161 hits and he has driven in 77 men in 583 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Athletics have 1,217 hits, including 255 doubles and 224 home runs. Oakland has walked 502 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,155 times as a unit. They have left 941 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 5.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 744 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 94-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.35, Wade Miley has a 13-4 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 134 strikeouts over the 156 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 141 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 529 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,069 base knocks and 532 earned runs this season. They have given up 212 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 406 hitters and struck out 1,468 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .489 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .381. He has 168 hits this year along with 84 RBI in 523 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .518 with an OPS+ of 135. Alex Bregman is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .417. He has collected 149 hits in 500 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 159 and a slugging percentage of .578. The Astros as a unit have 1,371 base hits, including 297 doubles and 241 homers. Houston has walked 564 times this year and they have struck out on 1,041 occasions. They have had 1,034 men left on base and have an OPS of .842. They have scored 5.65 runs per game and totaled 814 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros (-172)
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