Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros MLB Point Spread Picks 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Brad Peacock
The Oakland Athletics visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday, April 7, 2019 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Mike Fiers for the Athletics and Brad Peacock for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +152 and Houston at -162. The Athletics have a 3-8-0 over/under record and a 6-5-0 run line mark. The Astros are 1-7-0 against the run line and have a 1-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 3-8-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 6-5-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 1-7-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 1-7-0 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 6-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 8 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 44 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 2.85. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 77 base hits and 32 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 36 batters and struck out 83. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.65.
As a team Oakland is hitting .230, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .220 with an on-base percentage of .304. He has 9 hits this season in 41 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .585 and an OPS+ of 156. Marcus Semien is hitting .325 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .413. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 40 at bats. His OPS+ is 155 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Athletics have 84 hits, including 12 doubles and 15 home runs. Oakland has walked 36 times so far this season and they have struck out 73 times as a unit. They have left 76 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 3.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 43 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 3-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.35, Brad Peacock has a 1-0 record and a 0.30 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 6.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 2.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.21 and they have given up 14 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 28 batters and walked 3 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 11 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 2.82. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 48 base knocks and 21 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 14 hitters and struck out 82 batters. They give up a walk 1.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 11 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.93 while their FIP as a staff is 2.46.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 16th in the league. The Astros hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .179 with an OBP of .233. He has 5 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 28 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .321 with an OPS+ of 61. George Springer is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 9 hits in 30 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Astros as a unit have 62 base hits, including 12 doubles and 7 homers. Houston has walked 25 times this year and they have struck out on 59 occasions. They have had 56 men left on base and have an OPS of .679. They have scored 2.25 runs per game and totaled 18 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +152
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