Service Play
#129 ROI: -0.05%

Larry Hartstei...

HANDICAPPER

1407 Picks R: W720 L664 P23
%W 0.51% | Streak 2
L10: W5 L5 P0
MLB finished Houston @ Oakland
HOUSTON -150
Analysis

Charlie Morton didn't fare well in his only start versus Oakland this season, lasting 4.1 innings on July 12. 

Service Play Money Line
#142 ROI: -1.31%

Stephen Oh

HANDICAPPER

1756 Picks R: W887 L846 P23
%W 0.51% | Streak 0
L10: W6 L4 P0
MLB finished Houston @ Oakland
OAKLAND (125)
Analysis

My data has the surging Oakland Athletics posting another win Friday against the visiting Astros, a prime value spot on a more than capable home underdog. Oakland is winning in 55 percent of simulations to provide massive value. 

WIN
Service Play
#187 ROI: -3.88%

Adam Thompson

Handicapper

714 Picks R: W357 L346 P11
%W 0.50% | Streak 1
L10: W6 L4 P0
MLB finished Houston @ Oakland
OAKLAND +105
Analysis

The A's haven't lost a game Trevor Cahill started in more than a month, and the guy has a ridiculous 0.99 ERA in seven home starts. Meanwhile, Dallas Keuchel has dominated Oakland, allowing a .218 average in nearly 200 career at-bats. Cahill has allowed seven runs over 9.2 innings against Houston this season, but barring a 10-run outburst against the Rockies, the Astros' offense is scoring just 2.6 runs over the last eight games. Oakland is at 4.9 per game.

Service Play Money Line
#229 ROI: -6.9%

Micah Roberts

HANDICAPPER

1233 Picks R: W575 L621 P37
%W 0.47% | Streak 3
L10: W6 L4 P0
MLB finished Houston @ Oakland
OAKLAND (134)
Analysis

Edwin Jackson is baffling major league hitters. It's a rare baseball story to see a 34-year-old journeyman called up from the minors and help a team make the playoffs.

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Sports Pick Money Line
#242 ROI: -7.84%

Wayne Root

HANDICAPPER

604 Picks R: W281 L313 P10
%W 0.47% | Streak 0
L10: W6 L4 P0
MLB finished Houston @ Oakland
OAKLAND (134)
WIN

Houston Astros last injuries

Francis Martes

Elbow
out for season | out

Martes is likely to miss the entire 2019 season while he recuperates from Tommy John surgery.

Oakland Athletics last injuries

Sean Manaea

Shoulder
Out indefinitely | 60-day DL

Manaea is on the 60-day injured list and is expected to be sidelined for most of the 2019 season due to labrum repair surgery on his left shoulder.

James Kaprielian

Upper Body
Out indefinitely | out

Kprielian has a lat strain and will miss an undetermined length of time.

Andrew Triggs

Arm
Ques March 20 | questionable

Triggs had thoracic outlet surgery, and his status for opening day against the Mariners is up in the air.

Daniel Gossett

Elbow
out for season | 60-day DL

Gossett is on the 60-day injured list and is expected to miss the 2019 season after having Tommy John surgery.

Matt Chapman

Thumb
Prob March 20 | probable

Chapman is healing from surgery to repair his right thumb and left shoulder. He is expected to suit up for the season opener against the Mariners.