Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Roenis Elias (4-7) vs. Scott Feldman (5-5)
The Houston Astros welcome the Seattle Mariners to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday. The probable starters are Roenis Elias for the Mariners and Scott Feldman for the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +140 and Houston at -150. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mariners, with a 56-75 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 63-62 over/under record. The Astros have a 57-69 over/under record and a 71-60 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
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The Mariners show up with a 61-70 record, including 32-34 on the road. Roenis Elias has a 4-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.20 and a 1.25 WHIP. He's pitched 85.2 innings thus far while surrendering 81 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mariners are 4-10. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 2-11 in his starts. The team is averaging 2.4 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.36 and they've given up 408 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen while being struck out 371 times and walking 173 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.86 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.74 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29.
Seattle is batting .246 as a team, which is good for 25th in the league and hitting .241 away from home. Ranked at 22nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .306 and they hold a .406 team slugging percentage. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.44 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 156.
Houston is 45-21 at home while holding a 72-59 overall record on the season. Scott Feldman has a record of 5-5 while sporting an earned run average of 3.75 on the year with a 1.27 WHIP. He's pitched 105.2 innings thus far while surrendering 112 hits over that time in which the Astros are 8-9. Against the over/under, the Astros are 7-10 when he starts. The team is averaging 3.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.70 and they have given up 273 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .200 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 373 times and walking 108 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 7.93 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.83 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.32.
They are batting .242 as a team, which is good for 29th in the league and hitting .245 at home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .308 and they hold a .419 team slugging percentage. They rank 30th in baseball with 8.1 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 158.
The Mariners have committed 70 errors and have combined for 1,365 assists and 3,557 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 63 errors, accumulating 1,352 assists and compiling 3,515 put outs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 63-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 56-75 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 57-69 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 71-60 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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 "?" Monday vs. Seattle Mariners
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 Astros
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