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Matchup Reports

Thursday at 2:10 PM
OAKLAND (52-41) AT HOUSTON (62-33) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
959: OAKLAND
960: HOUSTON
8.0
-210
52-41
62-33
45-42-6
42-48-5
4.6 / 4.4
5.1 / 3.1
(R) T CAHILL
(R) C MORTON
1-2
11-2
2.77
2.83
0.99
1.12
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Overcast   Temperature: 57.0 °
Humidity: 96   Wind: from the North at 16.1 gusting to 20.7 MPH (14 gusting to 18
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
OAKLANDCAHILL +175 
HOUSTONMORTON-175 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
OAKLAND team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games52-41+15.4196-221-1.91828-1703+44.245-42202-1981643-1714
when the total is 8 to 8.521-17+5.880-96-12.4589-518+27.315-2283-87525-540
as a road underdog of +175 to +2505-4+5.69-22-4.359-92+20.56-213-1664-79
in road games28-20+13.992-118-2836-929+6.326-18105-97836-838
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.57-8+1.328-47-10.8250-279-8.68-742-32253-257
in July games6-3+6.630-31+5.1292-263+16.84-327-28235-287
when playing on Thursday6-3+2.418-20-1.5201-187+3.94-420-17164-200
against division opponents14-26-11.475-117-29.9613-640-56.821-1794-95603-595
in day games24-14+10.683-76+11.9717-610+6116-1874-77619-637
against right-handed starters38-25+16.5147-153+13.41316-1185+76.331-29142-1491146-1228
after a win27-24+2.599-93+15.7986-837+71.925-2397-90862-869
when playing against a team with a winning record22-27+1.791-114+1.4859-902+28.327-20109-89812-855
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season4-3+4.643-53+8.7462-494+23.74-242-49436-467

HOUSTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games62-33+4.2258-179+11.41784-1776-11642-48204-2091672-1746
when the total is 8 to 8.528-16-2.9115-80+5.4687-679-61.318-2381-102650-671
as a home favorite of -175 to -25013-9-6.545-18+7.6198-92+12.711-1126-36132-149
in home games30-19-8129-91-13.1968-809-33.821-2789-120800-900
at home when the total is 8 to 8.516-10-7.269-46-4.5406-342-23.79-1744-65337-386
in July games7-3+1.335-24+0.9280-275-14.24-631-26274-261
when playing on Thursday8-1+6.821-23-9.8187-198-26.54-518-24174-200
against division opponents28-12+5.4119-73+13.4861-774+18.518-2083-99749-817
in day games21-8+8.385-50+20.7542-550-48.716-1173-54488-554
against right-handed starters41-19+9.7184-111+34.91310-1295-59.827-29134-1431240-1267
after a loss19-13-0.8104-72+8.8852-906-70.211-1878-89810-874
when playing against a team with a winning record21-18-6.5107-96-9.4742-903-99.819-1790-99774-803
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season1-2-3.249-48-6.9386-458-252-143-49395-413
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
OAKLAND - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/28/2018MANAEA(L)@ DETROITFULMER(R)4-2W-1159 ovU1050541
6/29/2018BLACKBURN(R)CLEVELANDBAUER(R)3-1W+1608 ovU860661
6/30/2018JACKSON(R)CLEVELANDPLUTKO(R)7-2W+1109.5 ovU830331
7/1/2018MONTAS(R)CLEVELANDCLEVINGER(R)3-15L+1408.5 ovO9612090
7/3/2018BASSITT(R)SAN DIEGORICHARD(L)6-2W-1258 ovP820990
7/4/2018MANAEA(L)SAN DIEGOPERDOMO(R)4-2W-1608.5 ovU670770
7/6/2018BLACKBURN(R)@ CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R)4-10L1658.5 ovO11611020
7/7/2018JACKSON(R)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)6-3W2209 ovP1271991
7/8/2018ANDERSON(L)@ CLEVELANDBIEBER(R)6-0W1609.5 unU1291590
7/9/2018MONTAS(R)@ HOUSTONCOLE(R)2-0W1958 unU680550
7/10/2018MANAEA(L)@ HOUSTONVERLANDER(R)5-6L1907.5 ovO105110100
7/11/2018BASSITT(R)@ HOUSTONMCCULLERS JR.(R)8-3W1908 ovO10110752
7/12/2018CAHILL(R)@ HOUSTONMORTON(R) 
7/13/2018JACKSON(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOSAMARDZIJA(R) 
7/14/2018ANDERSON(L)@ SAN FRANCISCOBUMGARNER(L) 
7/15/2018MANAEA(L)@ SAN FRANCISCOSUAREZ(L) 

HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/28/2018MCCULLERS JR.(R)@ TAMPA BAYSTANEK(R)1-0W-1507.5 evU891670
6/29/2018COLE(R)@ TAMPA BAYFONT(R)2-3L-1757 evU332580
6/30/2018VERLANDER(R)@ TAMPA BAYSTANEK(R)2-5L-1657 unP5501071
7/1/2018MORTON(R)@ TAMPA BAYSNELL(L)2-3L-1457 unU550871
7/3/2018KEUCHEL(L)@ TEXASBIBENS-DIRKX(R)5-3W-17010.5 ovU970780
7/4/2018COLE(R)@ TEXASMINOR(L)5-4W-1709.5 unU9911192
7/5/2018VERLANDER(R)CHI WHITE SOXRODON(L)4-3W-3307.5 unU8110620
7/6/2018MCCULLERS JR.(R)CHI WHITE SOXLOPEZ(R)11-4W-2708 unO1390521
7/7/2018MORTON(R)CHI WHITE SOXSHIELDS(R)12-6W-3508 ovO1791740
7/8/2018KEUCHEL(L)CHI WHITE SOXGIOLITO(R)2-1W-3409 evU341680
7/9/2018COLE(R)OAKLANDMONTAS(R)0-2L-2158 unU550680
7/10/2018VERLANDER(R)OAKLANDMANAEA(L)6-5W-2107.5 ovO101001051
7/11/2018MCCULLERS JR.(R)OAKLANDBASSITT(R)3-8L-2108 ovO75210110
7/12/2018MORTON(R)OAKLANDCAHILL(R) 
7/13/2018KEUCHEL(L)DETROITFIERS(R) 
7/14/2018COLE(R)DETROITFULMER(R) 
7/15/2018VERLANDER(R)DETROITLIRIANO(L) 
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
OAKLAND - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games52-41+15.445-424.60.2460.3100.4140.7244.40.2440.3010.3960.697
Road Games28-20+13.926-185.50.2630.3230.4560.7794.60.2460.3090.4080.717
vs Right-handed Starters38-25+16.631-294.80.2450.3120.4090.7214.30.2370.2970.3810.678
Past 7 Games5-2+6.63-35.00.2630.3260.4390.7653.40.2180.2780.2880.566
Grass Games48-41+11.343-414.60.2440.3070.4100.7174.50.2460.3020.4010.703
Day Games24-14+10.516-184.60.2410.3080.3990.7074.20.2310.2850.3720.657
Division14-26-11.421-173.70.2290.2910.3820.6735.40.2660.3260.4380.764
OAKLAND - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.60.2460.310933200788158121180.4144152958011761588607254
Road Games5.50.2630.323481712451798780.4562561524141032146342832
Righty Starters4.80.2450.3126321725331057790.4092882105381341558365342
OAKLAND - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.511.267336.31431313004212632322-827779.4%
Road Games3.841.2441768475152276717711-615575%

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games62-33+4.342-485.10.2610.3310.4190.7503.10.2100.2690.3370.606
Home Games30-19-821-274.40.2470.3220.3910.7133.30.2080.2620.3520.614
vs Right-handed Starters41-19+9.727-295.30.2630.3290.4280.7573.20.2050.2680.3220.591
Past 7 Games5-2+0.84-35.40.2650.3450.3950.7404.10.2120.2680.3640.632
Grass Games61-30+8.142-455.20.2650.3360.4250.7613.20.2090.2680.3390.607
Day Games21-8+8.316-116.10.2650.3270.4530.7793.50.2190.2720.3400.612
Division28-12+5.418-205.10.2640.3300.4350.7653.10.2070.2590.3440.603
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.10.2610.33195323884615791120.41946433973448647108376342
Home Games4.40.2470.322491594394643530.3912091773732933647202924
Righty Starters5.30.2630.3296020485391055740.4283052024522839963274122
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.801.0492678683212266832017-13231167.6%
Home Games3.441.154138.75553127183316511-911761.1%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
TREVOR CAHILL recent results and season statistics
TREVOR CAHILL - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.770.9861-2848.76.1161537411473-5-3.24-3
Road Starts5.661.2580-2420.75.214132036181-3-2.53-0
Last 3 Starts2.750.9660-0319.76.6661514150-3-4.20-2
TREVOR CAHILL - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/2/2018at KANSAS CITY4-5-1509Loss 4.7447026HAMMEL(R)
5/28/2018TAMPA BAY0-1-1307.5Loss,Under 8004006ARCHER(R)
5/22/2018SEATTLE2-3-1408.5Loss,Under 7224123LEAKE(R)

CHARLIE MORTON recent results and season statistics
CHARLIE MORTON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.831.12011-2181086.0373478114314112-6+2.48-10
Home Starts2.661.0498-11167.76.2222048823918-3+2.34-7
Last 3 Starts3.261.0862-1319.36.4771506322-1+0.61-2
CHARLIE MORTON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/7/2018CHI WHITE SOX12-6-3508Win,OverW5.7555028SHIELDS(R)
7/1/2018at TAMPA BAY2-3-1457Loss,UnderL6.72260211SNELL(L)
6/26/2018TORONTO7-0-2358Win,UnderW70040213BORUCKI(L)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 34-16 (+7.6 Units) against OAKLAND over the last 3 seasons
26 of 49 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.0 Units)
Games this season
HOUSTON is 9-3 (+3.2 Units) against OAKLAND this season
8 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+4.9 Units)

All games at HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 17-8 (+2.5 Units) against OAKLAND over the last 3 seasons
13 of 24 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.8 Units)
Games played at HOUSTON this season.
OAKLAND is 3-3 (+2.3 Units) against HOUSTON this season
4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
7/11/2018OAKLAND8+190  1010110BASSITT(R)W5351
 HOUSTON3-2108 ovOver71152MCCULLERS JR.(R)L4645
7/10/2018OAKLAND5+190 Over101051MANAEA(L) 4371
 HOUSTON6-2107.5 ovWin1011100VERLANDER(R) 6030
7/9/2018OAKLAND2+195  61080MONTAS(R)W6032
 HOUSTON0-2158 unUnder50050COLE(R) 6033
6/14/2018HOUSTON7-190  131080VERLANDER(R)W7350
 OAKLAND3+1807.5 evOver52032MONTAS(R)L5.35114
6/13/2018HOUSTON13-190  143081COLE(R)W6462
 OAKLAND5+1807.5 ovOver72040BLACKBURN(R)L1.3882
6/12/2018HOUSTON6-140  122091MCCULLERS JR.(R)W7253
 OAKLAND3+1308.5 unOver70090MENGDEN(R)L4.7684
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
TREVOR CAHILL vs. HOUSTON since 1997
CAHILL is 1-1 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 4.77 and a WHIP of 1.412.
His team's record is 1-1 (+0.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-0. (+2.1 units)
TREVOR CAHILL recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/29/2018at HOUSTON4-8+1858.5Loss,OverL6434115COLE(R)
7/20/2012HOUSTON13-8-1909Win,OverW5.3439023NORRIS(R)

CHARLIE MORTON vs. OAKLAND since 1997
MORTON is 1-1 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.167.
His team's record is 1-1 (-0.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-0. (+2.0 units)
CHARLIE MORTON recent starts vs. OAKLAND
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/9/2017at OAKLAND1-11-1459.5Loss,OverL5326038GOSSETT(R)
4/28/2017OAKLAND9-4-1508.5Win,OverW74452012COTTON(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring OAKLAND in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in OAKLAND games 51.3% of the time since 1997. (1493-1416, -80.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in OAKLAND games 55.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (204-162, +37.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 51.6% of the time since 1997. (1531-1434, -97.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 53.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (210-180, +5.4 units)
No Edge.
 
The betting public is favoring the UNDER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in OAKLAND games 47.9% of the time since 1997. (1121-1217, -267.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in OAKLAND games 45.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (166-200, -57.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 51.9% of the time since 1997. (1288-1193, -71.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 52% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (199-184, -7.5 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
OAKLAND
[1B] 07/12/2018 - Matt Olson is upgraded to is in the starting lineup Thursday vs Houston Astros ( Back )
[2B] 07/12/2018 - Jed Lowrie is not in the starting lineup Thursday vs Houston Astros ( Rest )
[P] 07/08/2018 - Paul Blackburn 10-day DL (07/07) ( Elbow )
[RF] 07/07/2018 - Matt Joyce 10-day DL (07/05) ( Back )
[P] 06/26/2018 - Daniel Mengden 10-day DL (06/24) ( Foot )
[P] 06/15/2018 - Trevor Cahill 10-day DL (06/11) ( Achilles )
[CF] 06/08/2018 - Boog Powell 60-day DL (04/07) ( Knee )
[P] 06/06/2018 - Daniel Gossett 10-day DL (06/04) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/17/2018 - Andrew Triggs 10-day DL (05/18) ( Forearm )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Jharel Cotton 60-day DL (03/21) ( Elbow )
HOUSTON
[LF] 07/12/2018 - Marwin Gonzalez is upgraded to is in the starting lineup Thursday vs Oakland Athletics ( Wrist )
[P] 07/11/2018 - Gerrit Cole is out indefinitely ( Bereavement List )
[C] 07/03/2018 - Brian McCann 10-day DL (07/01) ( Knee )
[SS] 06/28/2018 - Carlos Correa 10-day DL (06/26) ( Back )
[LF] 05/21/2018 - Derek Fisher 10-day DL (05/20) ( Intestinal )
[P] 03/30/2018 - Brady Rodgers 10-day DL (03/26) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Jandel Gustave 10-day DL (03/26) ( Elbow )
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