Thursday, May 5, 2016
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Chris Devenski
The Seattle Mariners visit Minute Maid Park on Thursday to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Wade Miley for the Mariners and Chris Devenski for the Astros. The Mariners have a 9-16-1 over/under record and a 14-12-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Astros are 9-18-0 against the run line and have a 15-10-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 33% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 15-11 record, including 10-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 23 strikeouts over his 32 innings pitched and he has given up 37 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.47 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .173 against the bullpen while being struck out 85 times and walking 22 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 7.42 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.54 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.00. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 193 base hits and 78 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 73 batters and struck out 222. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.55.
As a team, Seattle is batting .236, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .265 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 7.92 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .274 and his on-base percentage is at .381. He has 26 hits this season along with 11 runs scored and 14 runs batted in. He's struck out 21 times and has walked 13 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .267 and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 28 hits so far while scoring 16 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 9 times and has struck out 16 times. The Mariners have 206 hits, including 34 doubles and 35 home runs. They've stolen 7 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Seattle has walked 89 times this season and they've struck out 202 times as a unit. They've left 172 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 113 runs so far this year.
Houston comes into this matchup with a 5-7 home record and a 9-18 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.45, Chris Devenski has a 0-1 record and a 1.07 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 18.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 16 hits. He has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.68. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 81 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 93 times and walking 20 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 9.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.69 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 259 base knocks and 126 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 36 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a staff has walked 74 hitters and struck out 201. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .236 average at home. The Astros hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.33 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .292 and he has an OBP of .390. He has 31 hits this year along with 22 runs scored and 14 RBI. He's struck out 16 times and has walked on 14 occasions. Carlos Correa is hitting .258 and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 24 hits so far while he's scored 12 runs and drove in 10. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 27 times. The Astros as a unit have 198 base hits, including 53 doubles and 34 homers. They have 20 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Houston as a team has walked 102 times this year and they have struck out 264 times. They've had 174 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They score 3.7 runs per game and have totaled 100 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 9-16-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 14-12-0 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 15-10-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 9-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 15-day DL
04/25/16 P Joaquin Benoit Shoulder 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL (3/1)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
04/04/16 P Lance McCuller Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/02/16 C Max Stassi Wrist 15-day DL (3/29)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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