Saturday, June 20, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel (8-2) vs. Taijuan Walker (4-6)
The Houston Astros head to Safeco Field on Saturday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The Astros send Dallas Keuchel to the mound to face Taijuan Walker of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -110 and Seattle at +100. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Astros have a 33-33 over/under record and a 41-27 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Mariners are 24-43 against the run line and have a 28-38 over/under record. They cover the spread 36% of the time.
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The Astros come into this game with a 40-28 record, and they are 17-14 away from home. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel holds a 8-2 record with an earned run average of 2.04 and a WHIP of 0.95. He's pitched 101.1 innings thus far while surrendering 70 hits over that time and when he starts, the Astros are 10-4. Against the over/under, the Astros are 6-8 in his starts. He is getting 4.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 135 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.61. Opposing teams are hitting .188 against the Astros bullpen while walking 51 times and striking out 221 times. Houston is averaging 7.79 strikeouts per game while getting 7.99 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 9th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.64.
As a team, Houston is batting .242, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .310, which puts them at 20th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .427. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 73 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.07 hits per game.
With a 30-37 overall record, Seattle will come into this game 14-20 at home. With an earned run average of 5.00, Taijuan Walker will come into this game holding a 4-6 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He's pitched 72 innings thus far while surrendering 78 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 5-8. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 6-7 when he starts. He is getting 3.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 183 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.79. Opposing teams are hitting .236 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 85 times and striking out 178 times. Seattle is averaging 7.48 strikeouts per game while getting 8.39 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .241 average at Safeco Field. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .294, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .376. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 76 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 7.84 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Astros have a fielding percentage of .987 with 35 total errors, 749 assists and 1,831 put outs. The Mariners have committed 37 errors on the season with 697 assists and 1,808 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 33-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 41-27 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 28-38 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 24-43 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/18/15 CF Jake Marisnick Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
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)
06/19/15 3B Kyle Seager Illness missed last game, "?" Friday vs. Houston Astros
06/18/15 2B Robinson Cano Back "?" Friday vs. Houston Astros
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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