Saturday, June 24, 2017
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Lance McCullers vs. Sam Gaviglio
The Houston Astros visit Safeco Field on Saturday, June 24, 2017 to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Lance McCullers for the Astros and Sam Gaviglio for the Mariners.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -138 and Seattle at +128. The Astros have a 36-32-6 over/under record and a 44-30-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 36-39-0 against the run line and have a 36-36-3 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 36-32-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 44-30-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 36-36-3 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 36-39-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
06/23/17 CF George Springer Hand injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
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 50-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance McCullers has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 2.58 and a WHIP of 1.06. He has 89 strikeouts over his 76.2 innings pitched and he's given up 58 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 324 hitters and walked 87 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.7 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 3.69. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 572 base hits and 274 earned runs. They have allowed 85 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 225 batters and struck out 750. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.68.
For expert handicapping advice on this matchup and other MLB games check out our handicapping tips.
As a team Houston is hitting .280, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .480 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Carlos Correa is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 79 hits this season in 261 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .525 and an OPS+ of 148. 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 150 while his slugging percentage is at .518. The Astros have 715 hits, including 144 doubles and 118 home runs. Houston has walked 239 times so far this season and they have struck out 509 times as a unit. They have left 505 men on base and have a team OPS of .826. They score 5.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 408 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 38-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.43, Sam Gaviglio has a 3-1 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 35 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 241 batters and walked 93 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 664 base knocks and 345 earned runs this season. They have given up 115 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 234 hitters and struck out 540 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 .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .343. He has 73 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 257 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .482 with an OPS+ of 120. Nelson Cruz is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 73 hits in 250 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .520. The Mariners as a unit have 678 base hits, including 127 doubles and 81 homers. Seattle has walked 248 times this year and they have struck out on 592 occasions. They have had 518 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 365 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -138
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks