Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez vs. Mike Fiers
The Seattle Mariners head to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday to take on the Houston Astros. The probable pitchers are Felix Hernandez for the Mariners and Mike Fiers for the Astros. The opening line for this game has Seattle at -102 and Houston at -108. The over/under is 8. The Mariners have a 77-72-6 over/under mark and a 77-78-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Astros are 70-86-0 against the run line and have a 70-78-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Mariners head into this game with a 82-73 record, and they are 40-38 on the road. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has a 11-6 record with an ERA of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 116 strikeouts during his 144.2 innings pitched and he has given up 124 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.64. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have allowed 436 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the pen while they've been struck out 523 times and walked 177 times this year. As a unit, Seattle has given up 8.69 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.12 hitters per nine. They are 10th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.02. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 1,344 base hits and 622 earned runs. They have allowed 207 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 444 batters and struck out 1,256. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team, Seattle is hitting .257, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .260 average on the road. The Mariners have a .428 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .325 which is good for 10th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.84 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this game hitting .296 and his on-base percentage is at .346. He has 185 hits this season along with 98 runs scored and 92 runs batted in. He's struck out 93 times and has walked 43 times. Kyle Seager is hitting .279 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 158 hits so far while scoring 86 runs and he's driven in 96. He has walked 66 times and has struck out 101 times. The Mariners have 1,370 hits, including 238 doubles and 212 home runs. They've stolen 51 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 28 times. Seattle has walked 483 times this season and they've struck out 1,220 times as a unit. They've left 1,041 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 730 runs so far this year.
Houston comes into this game with a 42-36 home mark and a 82-74 overall record. With an ERA of 4.40, Mike Fiers has a 11-8 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 129 strikeouts over the 163.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 179 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.52. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 590 times and walking 139 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.57 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,384 base knocks and 631 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 175 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a staff has walked 427 hitters and struck out 1,346. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .236 average at home. The Astros hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.4 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .337 and he has an OBP of .395. He has 208 hits this year along with 104 runs scored and 94 RBI. He's struck out 68 times and has walked on 57 occasions. George Springer is hitting .258 and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 160 hits so far while he's scored 112 runs and drove in 79. He has earned a walk 88 times and has punched out 172 times. The Astros as a unit have 1,310 base hits, including 279 doubles and 196 homers. They have 98 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 44 times. Houston as a team has walked 542 times this year and they have struck out 1,403 times. They've had 1,043 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They score 4.51 runs per game and have totaled 704 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 77-72-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 77-78-0 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 70-78-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 70-86-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/26/16 RF Nelson Cruz Wrist injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Houston Astros
09/23/16 C Steve Clevenger Suspension 60-day DL (6/29); out for season
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 60-day DL (7/30)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
09/22/16 LF Preston Tucker Shoulder 15-day DL (8/11); out for season
09/17/16 3B Alex Bregman Hamstring out indefinitely
09/06/16 P Dallas Keuchel Shoulder out indefinitely
08/03/16 P Lance McCullers Elbow 15-day DL (8/2)
07/29/16 3B Luis Valbuena Hamstring 15-day DL (7/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros
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