3* Main Event on Oakland A's -1.5
Houston vs. Oakland,
04/16/2013 22:05 EDT,
Score: 3 - 4
Point Spread: -1½/-101 Oakland
This matchup falls into a system to play against the run line on a road underdog like Houston that has a team batting average of .265 or worse on the season in the American League when they are coming off a game in which they allowed 10 runs or more. This system is 32-10 (76%) over the last five seasons. Oakland is 28-8 (78%) against the run line over the last two seasons when playing against teams that are outscored by their opponent by an average of .5 or more runs per game on the season. The Athletics are playing great offensively this season averaging 6.1 runs per game. For Houston it is a grim 4.1 runs per game and a .252 batting average in their 13 games. Brad Peacock is getting the start for Houston and he did not have a strong performance in his last game against Oakland. Peacock threw just 4.3 innings giving up a home run, three walks and earning a 4.16 ERA. Today’s game should have a similar result to last nights game between these teams with Oakland getting another big win.