Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners 9/5/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Ariel Miranda
The Houston Astros head to Safeco Field on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to take on the Seattle Mariners. The expected starting pitchers are Justin Verlander for the Astros and Ariel Miranda for the Mariners.
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The odds for this matchup have Houston at -160 and Seattle at +150. The Astros have a 69-58-9 over/under mark and a 71-65-0 run line record. The Mariners are 62-75-0 against the run line and have a 67-65-5 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 69-58-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 71-65-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 67-65-5 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 62-75-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/31/17 C Evan Gattis Wrist 10-day DL (08/31)
08/25/17 C Max Stassi Hand 10-day DL (08/25)
08/02/17 P Michael Feliz Shoulder 10-day DL (08/02)
07/31/17 P Lance McCullers Back 10-day DL (07/31)
07/23/17 3B Colin Moran Facial 10-day DL (07/23)
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return for the 2018 season)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
09/03/17 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Houston Astros
09/02/17 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day DL (08/31)
08/23/17 P Tony Zych Elbow 10-day DL (08/20)
08/11/17 P James Paxton Pectoral 10-day DL (08/11)
08/05/17 P Felix Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (08/02)
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 60-day DL (05/07)
04/30/17 P Evan Scribner Elbow 60-day DL (04/26)
04/01/17 P Drew Smyly Arm 60-day DL (03/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 83-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 3.82 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 176 strikeouts over his 172 innings pitched and he's given up 153 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 566 hitters and walked 179 batters. As a team, Houston allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,113 base hits and 562 earned runs. They have allowed 158 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 449 batters and struck out 1,343. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
As a team Houston is hitting .286, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .486 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.9 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .357 with an on-base percentage of .417. He has 183 hits this season in 513 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 170. Josh Reddick is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 132 hits and he has driven in 72 men in 425 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .475. The Astros have 1,352 hits, including 286 doubles and 208 home runs. Houston has walked 422 times so far this season and they have struck out 910 times as a unit. They have left 927 men on base and have a team OPS of .834. They score 5.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 759 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 69-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.85, Ariel Miranda has a 8-6 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 129 strikeouts over the 150.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 130 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 452 batters and walked 182 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,196 base knocks and 609 earned runs this season. They have given up 208 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 428 hitters and struck out 1,042 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.81.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th in the league. The Mariners hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .369. He has 131 hits this year along with 104 RBI in 464 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .537 with an OPS+ of 140. Robinson Cano is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 137 hits in 493 at bats while driving in 84 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .462. The Mariners as a unit have 1,217 base hits, including 246 doubles and 159 homers. Seattle has walked 416 times this year and they have struck out on 1,071 occasions. They have had 926 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 640 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -160
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