Baseball Pick – Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros

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Pinnacle Odds: Oakland Athletics +165 at Houston Astros -180 Total 10 

by Greg Dempson

The Athletics send Jesse Hahn to the mound this evening. Since returning from the disabled list he’s 2-1 through four starts with an ERA of 7.00. He pitched at home vs. the Astros and Houston’s starter, David Paulino, last Thursday in a slugfest with the Astros winning (12-9,) lasting but two innings while allowing 9 earned runs on 6 hits while walking 3. In his last three starts his ERA is 10.50, WHIP of 2.00 while allowing 12 earned runs in 14 innings. Hahn is 0-3 with a 3.14 ERA in seven road games this season as well as 1-4 with an ERA of 9.28 in five career starts against the Astros.

Houston sends David Paulino who is 2-0 with an ERA of 5.04 ERA, WHIP of 1.440, (1.200 at home.) Paulino allowed 3 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks vs. 6 strikeouts through 5.3 innings this past Thursday at Oakland in their 12-9 win vs. Hahn. The Astros are 3-2 in Paulino’s five starts this season.

In their (6-4,) home loss last night the Astros stranded 10 runners in scoring position. Houston has been almost unstoppable on the road but at home they are only 23-17.They have bounced back nicely in this scenario as the Astros are 21-07 in their last 28 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.

Around the Diamonds

  • The A’s are 0-6 in Hahn’s last six road starts plus Hahn is 0-9 vs. the M/L in road games in the first half of the season the last two seasons.
  • Houston is 27-12 and +12.40-units against the money line after having won four or five of their last six games this season.
  • Oakland 08-24 and -14.10-units against the money line as a road underdog of +100 or higher this season.
  • The Astros are 41-16 and +20.50-units against the money line vs. right-handed starters this season.
  • The Athletics have a road bullpen ERA of 5.38, WHIP of 1.467.
  • Houston’s home bullpen boasts an ERA of 3.84, WHIP of 1.062. in Review 

  • I’m 7-9-1 with this season’s MLB wagered on offerings and -1.76-units.

Baseball Pick

I have an opinion only on the Astros at -1 run tonight.


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