Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros MLB Picks 9/9/2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Zack Greinke
Minute Maid Park is the venue where Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros (93-50, 1st in AL West) will take on the Oakland Athletics (83-59, 2nd in AL West) on Monday. The Athletics open this matchup at +170 while the Astros are coming in at -180. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The Athletics have been a very good bet for MLB bettors, having gone 83-59-0 SU. The Astros cover 65.0% of the time, going 93-50-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a solid Over bet for over/under bettors, having gone 64-75-3.
The Athletics cover 52.9% of the time as a visitor, having gone 36-32-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston is covering 76.1% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 54-17-0 SU.
The Astros have been a solid Over bet for over/under bettors, having gone 63-74-6.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/8/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Leg Expected to be out until at least 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
9/7/2019 Ryan Pressly RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/7/2019 George Springer CF Concussion Probable for Sep 8
9/7/2019 Yuli Gurriel 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
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
8/31/2019 Collin McHugh RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/29/2019 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 83-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 14-3 record with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 115 strikeouts over his 169 innings pitched and he's given up 148 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 513 hitters and walked 192 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,190 base hits and 576 earned runs. They have allowed 171 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 425 batters and struck out 1,120. 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 4.33.
As a team Oakland is hitting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .448 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. Marcus Semien is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 159 hits this season in 579 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 129. Matt Chapman is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 511 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Athletics have 1,210 hits, including 253 doubles and 224 home runs. Oakland has walked 501 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,150 times as a unit. They have left 936 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 5.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 741 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 93-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.09, Zack Greinke has a 14-5 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 162 strikeouts over the 183.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 158 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 527 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,068 base knocks and 531 earned runs this season. They have given up 211 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 406 hitters and struck out 1,451 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.Related: Doc's Sports New 10-in-10 Show - 10 Games in 10 Minutes - Get those picks now - click here
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .486 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .416. He has 148 hits this year along with 100 RBI in 498 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .578 with an OPS+ of 160. Michael Brantley is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 168 hits in 523 at bats while driving in 84 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .518. The Astros as a unit have 1,349 base hits, including 286 doubles and 239 homers. Houston has walked 557 times this year and they have struck out on 1,033 occasions. They have had 1,024 men left on base and have an OPS of .836. They have scored 5.55 runs per game and totaled 793 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics (+170)
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