Friday, June 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Lance McCullers (3-1) vs. Roenis Elias (3-4)
The Seattle Mariners host the Houston Astros at Safeco Field on Friday. The Astros send Lance McCullers to the mound to face Roenis Elias of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +105 and Seattle at -115. The over/under was set at 7. The Astros have a 32-33 over/under record and a 40-27 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Mariners have a 28-37 over/under record and a 24-42 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 36% of the time.
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The Astros come into this game with a 39-28 record, and they are 16-14 away from home. Lance McCullers has a 3-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.00 and a 0.89 WHIP. He's pitched 36 innings thus far while surrendering 22 hits over that time and when he starts, the Astros are 3-3. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-4. The team is averaging 4 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 135 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.61. The bullpen has struck out 221 and walked 51 batters this season while opposing teams hit .188 against them. Houston has a team average of 8.01 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.74 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.64, they are 9th in the league.
Houston is batting .240 as a team, which is good for 26th in the league and hitting .247 away from home. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .309, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .424. With 73 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.
With a 30-36 overall record, Seattle will come into this game 14-19 at home. Roenis Elias has a record of 3-4 while sporting an earned run average of 3.67 on the year with a 1.35 WHIP. He's pitched 61.1 innings thus far while surrendering 60 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 3-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-9. The team is averaging 2.4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 180 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.69. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 177 batters and walked 83 this season while opposing teams have hit .235 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.37 hits per game and are averaging 7.56 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.79, they are 14th in the league.
They are batting .233 as a team, which is good for 29th in the league and hitting .243 at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .295, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .379. With 76 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 7.88.
In terms of team defense, the Astros have a fielding percentage of .986 with 35 total errors, 744 assists and 1,804 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumlated 37 errors while having 684 assists and 1,781 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 32-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 40-27 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 28-37 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 24-42 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/18/15 2B Jose Altuve Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
05/29/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/28/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/28)
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/14)
06/04/15 P David Rollins Suspension 80-game suspension, eligible to return 7/4 vs. Oakland
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
04/25/15 P Hisashi Iwakuma Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/21)
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros
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