Monday, August 31, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Vidal Nuno (0-1) vs. Dallas Keuchel (15-6)
The Seattle Mariners take on the Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park. The Mariners send Vidal Nuno to the mound to face Dallas Keuchel of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +194 and Houston at -210. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mariners have a 62-62 over/under record and a 55-75 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Astros are 71-59 against the run line and have a 56-69 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Mariners show up with a 61-69 record, including 32-33 on the road. Vidal Nuno has a 0-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.21 and a 1.24 WHIP. He's pitched 42 innings thus far while surrendering 44 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mariners are 2-2. The Mariners are also 3-1 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 6.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.38 and they've given up 399 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .255 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 171 times and striking out 363 times. Seattle is averaging 7.74 strikeouts per game while getting 8.83 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 24th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.29.
Seattle ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .246 while hitting .241 on the road. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .307 and they hold a .406 team slugging percentage. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 155 while the team ranks 21st in baseball with 8.42 hits per game.
Houston is 45-21 at home while holding a 72-58 overall record on the season. Dallas Keuchel has a record of 15-6 while sporting an earned run average of 2.28 on the year with a 1.00 WHIP. He's pitched 185.2 innings thus far while surrendering 144 hits over that time in which the Astros are 18-8. The Astros are also 11-15 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.61 and they have given up 269 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .199 against the Astros bullpen while walking 108 times and striking out 372 times. Houston is averaging 7.83 strikeouts per game while getting 7.92 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.29.
They rank 29th in the league in team batting average with a .241 average while hitting .245 at home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .307 and they hold a .418 team slugging percentage. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 154 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 8.07 hits a game.
The Mariners have committed 67 errors and have combined for 1,352 assists and 3,525 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. The Astros have committed 63 errors on the season with 1,343 assists and 3,491 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 62-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 55-75 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 56-69 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 71-59 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/30/15 2B Ketel Marte Hamstring is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Chicago White Sox
08/23/15 P Joe Beimel Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
08/30/15 SS Carlos Correa Hamstring is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Minnesota Twins
08/30/15 C Jason Castro Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/29)
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
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
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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