Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros MLB Point Spread Picks 4/6/2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Brooks vs. Wade Miley
The Oakland Athletics visit Minute Maid Park on Saturday, April 6, 2019 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Aaron Brooks for the Athletics and Wade Miley for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +142 and Houston at -152. The Athletics have a 3-7-0 over/under record and a 5-5-0 run line mark. The Astros are 1-6-0 against the run line and have a 1-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 5-5-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 1-6-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 1-6-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
03/27/19 P Chris Bassitt Leg 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 C Chris Herrmann Knee 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Jharel Cotton Arm 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 1B Matt Olson Hand 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 LF Nick Martini Knee 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
03/28/19 P Joe Smith Achilles 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Lance McCullers Jr Elbow 10-day IL (03/25); is out for season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 6-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Brooks has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.50 this season. He has 6 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He's allowed 3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 33 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 40 hitters and walked 16 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 2.81. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 68 base hits and 29 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 32 batters and struck out 74. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 3.59.
As a team Oakland is hitting .231, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 9 hits this season in 37 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .649 and an OPS+ of 187. Marcus Semien is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .429. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 36 at bats. His OPS+ is 170 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Athletics have 77 hits, including 11 doubles and 15 home runs. Oakland has walked 33 times so far this season and they have struck out 66 times as a unit. They have left 69 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 41 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 2-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Wade Miley has a 0-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He's allowing 12 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.08 and they have given up 10 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .167 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 25 batters and walked 3 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 2.95. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 41 base knocks and 19 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 11 hitters and struck out 75 batters. They give up a walk 1.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 11.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.90 while their FIP as a staff is 2.43.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 18th in the league. The Astros hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .208 with an OBP of .269. He has 5 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 24 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .375 with an OPS+ of 90. George Springer is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 8 hits in 26 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 173 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Astros as a unit have 53 base hits, including 11 doubles and 6 homers. Houston has walked 21 times this year and they have struck out on 50 occasions. They have had 47 men left on base and have an OPS of .667. They have scored 2.14 runs per game and totaled 15 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +142
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