Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros MLB Game Picks 9/11/2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Framber Valdez
Minute Maid Park is the site where Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros (95-50, 1st in AL West) will play the Oakland Athletics (84-60, 2nd in AL West) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Athletics coming in at +150 and the Astros are at -160. The total has been set at 9.5.
The Athletics have been awful for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 84-60-0 SU. Houston is covering 65.5% of the time, going 95-50-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a good Over play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 65-76-3.
Oakland is covering 52.2% of the time as the visitor, having gone 36-33-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston is covering 76.7% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 56-17-0 SU.
The Astros have been a good Over play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 65-74-6.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/9/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Leg Probable for Sep 10
9/9/2019 Luis Barrera LF Shoulder Out for the season
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
9/9/2019 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/9/2019 Collin McHugh RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/8/2019 Yuli Gurriel 1B Hamstring Probable for Sep 10
9/8/2019 Ryan Pressly RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/5/2019 Carlos Correa SS Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/5/2019 Aaron Sanchez SP Shoulder Out for the season
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 84-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 11-9 record with an earned run average of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 81 strikeouts over his 161 innings pitched and he's given up 166 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 517 hitters and walked 195 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,209 base hits and 589 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 430 batters and struck out 1,135. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Oakland is hitting .248, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 161 hits this season in 585 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 129. Matt Chapman is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 517 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .518. The Athletics have 1,220 hits, including 256 doubles and 224 home runs. Oakland has walked 503 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,165 times as a unit. They have left 944 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 5.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 744 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 95-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.62, Framber Valdez has a 4-7 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 64 strikeouts over the 65.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 66 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 414 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 534 batters and walked 176 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 3.66. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,072 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 407 hitters and struck out 1,478 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .276, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .494 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .418. He has 150 hits this year along with 103 RBI in 502 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .584 with an OPS+ of 161. Michael Brantley is hitting .323 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 170 hits in 526 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .525. The Astros as a unit have 1,388 base hits, including 297 doubles and 248 homers. Houston has walked 566 times this year and they have struck out on 1,043 occasions. They have had 1,036 men left on base and have an OPS of .846. They have scored 5.72 runs per game and totaled 829 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros (-160)
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