Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers (2-1) vs. Vidal Nuno (1-4)
The Seattle Mariners welcome the Houston Astros to Safeco Field on Tuesday. The Astros send Mike Fiers to the mound to face Vidal Nuno of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -142 and Seattle at +132. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Astros have a 70-77 over/under record and a 82-74 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Mariners have a 76-73 over/under record and a 70-86 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
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The Astros head into this matchup with a 82-74 record, including 29-46 on the road. Mike Fiers has an earned run average of 3.18 and is 2-1 so far on the season while having a 1.06 WHIP. He's pitched 56.2 innings thus far while surrendering 40 hits over that time and when he starts, the Astros are 4-4. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-3. His teammates are averaging 4.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 351 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.26. The bullpen has struck out 441 and walked 131 batters this season while opposing teams hit .214 against them. Houston has a team average of 8.13 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.94 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.57, they are 6th in the league.
Houston ranks 27th in the league in team batting average at .247 while hitting .241 on the road. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .312, which puts them at 20th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .430. With 192 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 27th in hits per game with 8.29.
With a 34-41 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 74-82 overall mark. Vidal Nuno is starting this game 1-4 for the season with an earned run average of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.32. He's pitched 63.2 innings thus far while surrendering 68 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 3-5. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-2. His teammates score an average of 4.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 486 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.14. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 451 batters and walked 201 this season while opposing teams have hit .255 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.78 hits per game and are averaging 7.87 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.17, they are 22nd in the league.
They rank 22nd in the league in team batting average with a .249 average while hitting .250 at home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .311, which puts them at 22nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .413. With 174 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 18th in hits per game with 8.53.
In terms of team defense, the Astros have a fielding percentage of .987 with 76 total errors, 1,564 assists and 4,167 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumulated 90 errors while having 1,625 assists and 4,215 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 70-77 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 82-74 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 76-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 70-86 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/28/15 CF Carlos Gomez Side is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Seattle Mariners
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros
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