Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Wade LeBlanc vs. Mike Fiers
The Seattle Mariners head to Minute Maid Park on Wednesday to take on the Houston Astros. The probable pitchers are Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners and Mike Fiers for the Astros. The opening line for this game has Seattle at +150 and Houston at -160. The over/under is 8. The Mariners have a 40-38-5 over/under mark and a 42-41-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Astros are 38-45-0 against the run line and have a 37-41-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this game with a 43-40 record, and they are 21-20 on the road. Starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc has a 1-0 record with an ERA of 1.50 and a WHIP of 0.67. He has 8 strikeouts during his 12 innings pitched and he has given up 6 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 4.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.42. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have allowed 225 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the pen while they've been struck out 298 times and walked 100 times this year. As a unit, Seattle has given up 8.67 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.47 hitters per nine. They are 7th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.87. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 718 base hits and 320 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 247 batters and struck out 701. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.21.
As a team, Seattle is hitting .263, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .267 average on the road. The Mariners have a .443 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .329 which is good for 11th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 9.07 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .280 and his on-base percentage is at .364. He has 86 hits this season along with 50 runs scored and 56 runs batted in. He's struck out 83 times and has walked 35 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .303 and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 103 hits so far while scoring 59 runs and he's driven in 54. He has walked 26 times and has struck out 54 times. The Mariners have 753 hits, including 129 doubles and 123 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 19 times. Seattle has walked 256 times this season and they've struck out 633 times as a unit. They've left 552 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 408 runs so far this year.
Houston comes into this game with a 24-17 home mark and a 44-39 overall record. With an ERA of 4.12, Mike Fiers has a 6-3 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 89.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 100 hits. He has allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.55. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 239 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 291 times and walking 59 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.24 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 758 base knocks and 326 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 86 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a staff has walked 221 hitters and struck out 695. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .237 average at home. The Astros hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.34 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .353 and he has an OBP of .424. He has 115 hits this year along with 62 runs scored and 49 RBI. He's struck out 33 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Carlos Correa is hitting .262 and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 79 hits so far while he's scored 40 runs and drove in 51. He has earned a walk 43 times and has punched out 80 times. The Astros as a unit have 692 base hits, including 145 doubles and 105 homers. They have 63 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Houston as a team has walked 327 times this year and they have struck out 771 times. They've had 579 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They score 4.48 runs per game and have totaled 372 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 40-38-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 42-41-0 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 37-41-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 38-45-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/30/16 P Nick Vincent Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 15-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 15-day DL (6/24)
06/01/16 P Felix Hernandez Calf 15-day DL (5/28)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-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)
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros
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