Saturday, June 13, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery (0-1) vs. Collin McHugh (6-2)
The Seattle Mariners visit Minute Maid Park on Saturday to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Mike Montgomery for the Mariners and Collin McHugh for the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +125 and Houston at -135. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mariners, with a 21-39 run line record, cover the spread 35% of the time. They also have a 24-35 over/under record. 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 show up with a 27-33 record, including 14-14 on the road. Mike Montgomery has an earned run average of 2.08 and is 0-1 so far on the season while having a 0.92 WHIP. The Mariners are 0-2 over his 13 innings pitched and he's also given up 9 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-1. His teammates are averaging 2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.61 and they've given up 165 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 153 and walked 73 batters this season while opposing teams hit .238 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.31 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.65, they are 7th in the league.
Seattle ranks 28th in the league in team batting average at .236 while hitting .226 on the road. Ranked at 28th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .297 and they hold a .386 team slugging percentage. With 73 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 26th in hits per game with 8.
Houston is 19-13 at home while holding a 34-27 overall record on the season. Collin McHugh is starting this game 6-2 for the season with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.24. The Astros have a record of 8-4 over the 76.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 81 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-4. His teammates score an average of 5.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.86 and they have given up 121 hits on the season. The Astros bullpen has struck out 194 batters and walked 46 this season while opposing teams have hit .191 against them. Houston has a team average of 8.11 hits per game and are averaging 7.68 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.67, they are 9th in the league.
They rank 29th in the league in team batting average with a .233 average while hitting .222 at home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .300 and they hold a .407 team slugging percentage. With 71 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 30th in hits per game with 7.74.
The Mariners have committed 33 errors and have combined for 627 assists and 1,628 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Astros have accumlated 32 errors while having 680 assists and 1,642 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
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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