Sunday, June 14, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Roenis Elias (3-3) vs. Lance McCullers (2-1)
The Houston Astros host the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on Sunday. Roenis Elias is the probable starter for the Mariners and he'll face Lance McCullers of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +118 and Houston at -128. The over/under was set at 8. The Mariners have a 25-35 over/under record and a 21-40 run line mark, meaning they cover 34% of the time. The Astros have a 27-33 over/under record and a 36-26 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 58% of the time.
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The Mariners show up with a 27-34 record, including 14-15 on the road. Roenis Elias has a 3-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.79 and a 1.24 WHIP. The Mariners are 3-6 over his 58 innings pitched and he's also given up 53 hits over that time period. The Mariners are also 0-9 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 2.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.56 and they've given up 171 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen while being struck out 162 times and walking 76 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.55 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76.
As a team, Seattle is batting .235, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .223 average away from home. Ranked at 28th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .296 and they hold a .382 team slugging percentage. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.93 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 73.
Houston is 20-13 at home while holding a 35-27 overall record on the season. Lance McCullers has a record of 2-1 while sporting an earned run average of 2.32 on the year with a 0.90 WHIP. The Astros have a record of 2-3 over the 31 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 22 hits. The Astros are also 1-4 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 2.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.84 and they have given up 122 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .191 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 197 times and walking 47 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.04 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.68 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .226 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .302 and they hold a .413 team slugging percentage. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.79 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 71.
The Mariners have committed 34 errors and have combined for 637 assists and 1,652 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 33 errors, accumulating 691 assists and compiling 1,669 put outs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 25-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 21-40 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 27-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 36-26 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
06/12/15 2B Jose Altuve Hamstring expected to miss Saturday 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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