Service Play
#137 ROI: -0.2%

Larry Hartstei...

HANDICAPPER

1413 Picks R: W722 L668 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
#152 ROI: -1.21%

Stephen Oh

HANDICAPPER

1760 Picks R: W890 L847 P23
%W 0.51% | Streak 3
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. 

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Service Play
#202 ROI: -4.03%

Adam Thompson

Handicapper

719 Picks R: W359 L349 P11
%W 0.50% | Streak 0
L10: W4 L6 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
#244 ROI: -7.04%

Micah Roberts

HANDICAPPER

1237 Picks R: W576 L624 P37
%W 0.47% | Streak 0
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
#258 ROI: -8.1%

Wayne Root

HANDICAPPER

614 Picks R: W285 L319 P10
%W 0.46% | Streak 2
L10: W4 L6 P0
MLB finished Houston @ Oakland
OAKLAND (134)
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Houston Astros last injuries

Brad Peacock

Shoulder
Mid August | 10-day IL

Peacock has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder discomfort. He sustained a setback in his recovery and is expected to be out until at least the middle of August.

Josh James

Arm
Ques Tues | probable

James sat out the previous game due to arm fatigue, and it is unclear if he will be available for Tuesday's matchup against the Athletics.

Carlos Correa

Ribs
Ques Fri | 60-day IL

Correa fractured a rib and is on the 60-day injured list. He is aiming to return to action against the Cardinals on Friday.

Jose Altuve

Rest
Ques Sat | questionable

Altuve is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday against the Rangers as he will likely be given the day to rest.

Aledmys Diaz

Hamstring
Ques Mon | 10-day IL

Diaz is on the 10-day IL with a hamstring strain, and it is unknown if he will return Monday against the Athletics.

Joe Smith

Achilles
Prob Sun | probable

Smith has been activated from the 60-day injured list after recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. It is likely that he will be available for Sunday's game versus the Rangers.

Jake Marisnick

Suspension
day-to-day | out

Marisnick will serve a two-game suspension for his role in a collision with an opposing player. He is eligible to return to the lineup for Saturday's contest versus the Rangers.

Oakland Athletics last injuries

Nick Hundley

Knee
Early Aug | 10-day IL

Hundley has been placed on the 10-day injured list after having arthroscopic knee surgery. He will likely be out until at least the beginning of August.

Jharel Cotton

Elbow
Early Aug | 60-day IL

Cotton has been transferred to the 60-day injured list while healing from Tommy John surgery. He also had a right hamstring debridement performed, and it is unclear if he will return by the beginning of August.

Brett Anderson

Finger
Ques Thurs | questionable

Anderson left the last game with a fingernail issue on his left middle finger. He has also been added to the paternity leave list and it is unclear if he will be available for his next scheduled start, Thursday against the Rangers.

Marco Estrada

Back
Early Sept | 60-day IL

Estrada has been moved to the 60-day injured list with a lumbar strain. He had an ablation procedure performed on his back and is projected to be absent from the lineup until at least the beginning of September.

Matt Chapman

Ankle
Prob Sat | probable

Chapman sat out the last two games due to left ankle soreness, but he is expected to play Saturday against the Twins.