Monday, September 28, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Lance McCullers (5-7) vs. Roenis Elias (5-8)
The Houston Astros head to Safeco Field on Monday to take on the Seattle Mariners. Lance McCullers is the probable starter for the Astros and he'll face Roenis Elias of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -130 and Seattle at +120. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Astros, with a 81-74 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 70-76 over/under record. The Mariners are 70-85 against the run line and have a 76-72 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Astros head into this matchup with a 81-74 record, including 29-46 on the road. Lance McCullers has an earned run average of 3.22 and is 5-7 so far on the season while having a 1.18 WHIP. The Astros are 7-13 over his 114.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 96 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-9. He is getting 3.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 351 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.26. Opposing teams are hitting .214 against the Astros bullpen while walking 131 times and striking out 441 times. Houston is averaging 7.92 strikeouts per game while getting 8.16 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.58.
As a team, Houston is batting .247, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .313, which puts them at 20th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .430. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 191 while the team ranks 27th in baseball with 8.29 hits per game.
With a 34-41 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 74-81 overall mark. Roenis Elias is starting this game 5-8 for the season with an earned run average of 3.94 and a WHIP of 1.26. The Mariners have a record of 6-12 over the 107.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 96 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-13. He is getting 2.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 486 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.14. Opposing teams are hitting .255 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 201 times and striking out 451 times. Seattle is averaging 7.9 strikeouts per game while getting 8.77 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .312, which puts them at 22nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .414. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 173 while the team ranks 18th in baseball with 8.54 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Astros have a fielding percentage of .987 with 76 total errors, 1,553 assists and 4,140 put outs. The Mariners have committed 90 errors on the season with 1,613 assists and 4,191 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 70-76 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 81-74 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 76-72 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 70-85 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/26/15 CF Carlos Gomez Side expected to miss Sunday vs. Texas Rangers
09/11/15 P Scott Feldman Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/14); out for season
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/14), out for season
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14); out for season
09/25/15 P James Paxton Finger "?" for next start
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros
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