Friday, June 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Felix Hernandez
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners on Friday, June 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Joe Musgrove for the Astros and Felix Hernandez for the Mariners.
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Houston opens at +108 while Seattle opens at -118. The Astros have a 35-32-6 over/under record and a 43-30-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 35-39-0 against the run line and have a 35-36-3 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 35-32-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 43-30-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 35-36-3 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 35-39-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
06/12/17 P Lance McCullers Back 10-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 P Dallas Keuchel Neck 10-day DL (06/05)
06/09/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Charlie Morton Back 10-day DL (05/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
06/22/17 P Felix Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (04/26); expected to be activated & start Friday vs. Houston Astros
06/01/17 P Evan Marshall Hamstring 60-day DL (05/06)
05/14/17 P Ryan Weber Bicep 60-day DL (05/14)
05/10/17 P Hisashi Iwakuma Shoulder 10-day DL (05/07)
04/30/17 P Evan Scribner Elbow 60-day DL (04/26)
04/03/17 P Shae Simmons Forearm 60-day DL (03/31)
04/03/17 SS Shawn O'Malley Shoulder 60-day DL (03/31)
04/01/17 P Drew Smyly Arm 60-day DL (03/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 49-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 5.09 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 52 strikeouts over his 63.2 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 318 hitters and walked 84 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 560 base hits and 265 earned runs. They have allowed 85 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 220 batters and struck out 738. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
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As a team Houston is hitting .279, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .476 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Carlos Correa is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 78 hits this season in 259 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 146. Jose Altuve is hitting .322 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 276 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .518. The Astros have 702 hits, including 140 doubles and 115 home runs. Houston has walked 236 times so far this season and they have struck out 502 times as a unit. They have left 499 men on base and have a team OPS of .822. They score 5.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 396 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 37-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.73, Felix Hernandez has a 2-2 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 26.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 39 hits. He allows 13.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 240 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 237 batters and walked 92 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 655 base knocks and 342 earned runs this season. They have given up 113 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 233 hitters and struck out 532 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.92.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 9th in the league. The Mariners hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .341. He has 71 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 253 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 115. Nelson Cruz is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 73 hits in 247 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .526. The Mariners as a unit have 670 base hits, including 126 doubles and 79 homers. Seattle has walked 244 times this year and they have struck out on 586 occasions. They have had 516 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 356 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners -118
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