Sunday, June 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Vincent Velasquez (0-0) vs. J.A. Happ (3-3)
The Seattle Mariners welcome the Houston Astros to Safeco Field on Sunday. Vincent Velasquez is the probable starter for the Astros and he'll face J.A. Happ of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +106 and Seattle at -116. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Astros have a 33-33 over/under record and a 41-28 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Mariners have a 28-38 over/under record and a 25-43 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 37% of the time.
The Astros come into this game with a 40-29 record, and they are 17-15 away from home. Vincent Velasquez has an earned run average of 4.66 and is 0-0 so far on the season while having a 1.66 WHIP. In his starts, the Astros are 1-1 over his 9.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 10 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Astros are 1-1 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.57 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .187 against the bullpen while being struck out 222 times and walking 52 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64.
Houston ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .240 while hitting .247 on the road. The Astros hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.01 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 73.
With a 31-37 overall record, Seattle will come into this game 15-20 at home. J.A. Happ is starting this game 3-3 for the season with an earned run average of 3.79 and a WHIP of 1.33. In his starts, the Mariners are 6-7 and he has allowed 80 hits over 73.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 7-6 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 181 times and walking 85 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.56 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81.
They rank 30th in the league in team batting average with a .233 average while hitting .241 at home. The Mariners hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.84 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 77.
Houston has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 36 errors with 759 assists and 1,855 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 37 errors, accumulating 704 assists and compiling 1,835 put outs.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 33-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 41-28 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 25-43 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/19/15 CF Jake Marisnick Hamstring is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
06/19/15 2B Jose Altuve Hamstring is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup 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 is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Houston Astros
06/19/15 2B Robinson Cano Back is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup 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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