Friday, June 12, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez (9-2) vs. Brett Oberholtzer (0-1)
The Seattle Mariners take on the Houston Astros on Friday at Minute Maid Park. The Mariners send Felix Hernandez to the mound to face Brett Oberholtzer of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -163 and Houston at +153. The over/under was set at 7. The Mariners have a 24-35 over/under record and a 21-39 run line mark, meaning they cover 35% of the time. The Astros are 35-26 against the run line and have a 26-33 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 27-33 record, including 14-14 on the road. Felix Hernandez has a 9-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.51 and a 0.96 WHIP. The Mariners are 10-2 over his 82.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 56 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-9. The team is averaging 3.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 165 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .238 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 73 times and striking out 153 times. Seattle is averaging 7.44 strikeouts per game while getting 8.26 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.62.
Seattle is batting .239 as a team, which is good for 27th in the league and hitting .231 away from home. The Mariners hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 26th in baseball. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 73 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.1 hits per game.
With a 19-13 home record, Houston will hope to improve on their 34-27 overall mark. Brett Oberholtzer has a record of 0-1 while sporting an earned run average of 3.75 on the year with a 2.08 WHIP. The Astros have a record of 2-1 over the 12 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 18 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-2. The team is averaging 3.7 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.86 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .191 against the Astros bullpen while walking 46 times and striking out 194 times. Houston is averaging 7.68 strikeouts per game while getting 8.11 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67.
They are batting .233 as a team, which is good for 29th in the league and hitting .222 at home. The Astros hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 25th in baseball. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 71 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 7.74 hits a game.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 33 errors with 617 assists and 1,604 put outs for the season. The Astros have committed 32 errors on the season with 680 assists and 1,642 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 24-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 21-39 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 26-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 35-26 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/11/15 RF Nelson Cruz 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)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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