Let us get to the mechanics of making money on Houston-Oakland for the HRWager Free Pick of the Day. July 18th sees a late night left coast chance starting at 10:05 PM. Houston opened up at an odd line in which the sharps seemed to have embraced. This flies directly in the face of the progress that Graveman has been making lately for the starting staff of Oakland. Let us see how he might be coming around to give the Astros a tough time tonight.
Houston-Oakland : Graveman Getting By
We did not think that Kendall would make it this far after stumbling to the start he had in 2016. An over five ERA had him going 1-6 for his first nine starts. Just when the plug was about to be pulled, he started to produce some of the electric stuff that they felt he could. Oakland has gone 7-1 in his last eight starts and cutting his runs allowed by almost two has done the trick. Progress but his last three starts have seen a few concerns. His strikeout to walk ration is 9 to 5. He does not quite have the power pitching aspect to bail him out of many jams. His WHIP of 1.12 can not go much higher before the runs start pouring in again.
Fiers Big Ball Potential
Houston is not exactly in the clear here. Fiers comes to the mound after giving up three dingers to the Mariners in short fashion his last time out. Seven walks and a WHIP of 1.83 in his last three is alarming. Even as inflated as those numbers seem to be, run restriction has been there with just a 3.95 ERA for such a hefty WHIP to be in place. The combination of the betting lines for this one will illuminate what the sharps suspect will happen here.
Fiers is projected to keep things under wraps. Total of 8 1/2 actually moved a bit on the under to the increased price of -115 here. This is in direct conflict with a Astros -118 opener that is almost at -140. Clearly, the pattern to bet that they recommend is the following. Astros ML with a RL +115 on them. TT on the under for Oakland as well in this one. Good fortune with our free picks and we will see you tomorrow here at HRWager.