Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lance McCullers vs. Jose Urena
The Houston Astros head to Marlins Park on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 to take on the Miami Marlins. The expected starting pitchers are Lance McCullers for the Astros and Jose Urena for the Marlins.
The odds for this matchup have Houston at -142 and Miami at +132. The Astros have a 21-17-1 over/under mark and a 24-15-0 run line record. The Marlins are 15-22-0 against the run line and have a 21-14-2 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 21-17-1 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 24-15-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 21-14-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 15-22-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/16/17 2B Jose Altuve Foot probable Tuesday vs. Miami Marlins
04/26/17 RF Teoscar Hernandez Leg 10-day DL (4/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
05/16/17 P Dan Straily Forearm "?" for next scheduled start
05/11/17 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Oblique 10-day DL (5/10)
05/09/17 SS Miguel Rojas Thumb 60-day DL (5/8)
05/08/17 3B Martin Prado Hamstring 10-day DL (5/8)
05/06/17 P Wei-Yin Chen Arm 10-day DL (5/2)
04/02/17 P Odrisamer Despaigne Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Jeff Locke Bicep 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 27-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance McCullers has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.98 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 57 strikeouts over his 48.1 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 164 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 307 base hits and 139 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 122 batters and struck out 391. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.81.
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As a team Houston is hitting .273, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 42 hits this season in 144 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .458 and an OPS+ of 134. George Springer is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 139 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The Astros have 363 hits, including 64 doubles and 53 home runs. Houston has walked 128 times so far this season and they have struck out 276 times as a unit. They have left 262 men on base and have a team OPS of .786. They score 5.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 196 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 14-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.98, Jose Urena has a 1-1 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 27.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 25 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 124 batters and walked 68 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 299 base knocks and 163 earned runs this season. They have given up 41 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 286 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Marlins hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .331. He has 37 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 143 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 127. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 44 hits in 140 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .593. The Marlins as a unit have 338 base hits, including 45 doubles and 45 homers. Miami has walked 100 times this year and they have struck out on 287 occasions. They have had 259 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 159 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros -142
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