Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
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Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Mike Fiers
The Miami Marlins visit The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to play the Houston Astros in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Dan Straily for the Marlins and Mike Fiers for the Astros.
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The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +120 and Houston at -140. The Marlins had a 80-75-6 over/under record and a 76-85-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 47% of the time. The Astros were 72-90-0 against the run line and had a 73-81-8 over/under record. They covered the spread 44% of the time.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins were 80-75-6 against the over/under last season
The Miami Marlins were 76-85-0 against the run line last season
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros were 73-81-8 against the over/under last season
The Houston Astros were 72-90-0 against the run line last season
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
3/26/2017 A.J. Ellis C Hamstring Questionable for start of season
3/23/2017 Jeff Locke RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Apr 21
3/22/2017 Odrisamer Despaigne RP Oblique Questionable for start of season
3/19/2017 Martin Prado 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 1
4/7/2016 Tyler Kolek SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key Houston Astros Injuries
3/28/2017 Collin McHugh SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Apr 10
3/19/2017 David Paulino SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Apr 19
3/18/2017 Telvin Nash 1B Suspension Suspended until Apr 1
3/4/2017 Riley Ferrell RP Shoulder Questionable for start of season
12/28/2016 Brendan McCurry RP Suspension Suspended until May 22
7/7/2016 Daz Cameron CF Finger Questionable for start of season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins are coming off a 79-82 record in 2016, including 39-42 on the road. Starting pitcher Dan Straily had a 14-8 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.19. He had 162 strikeouts over his 191.1 innings pitched and he gave up 154 hits last season. He allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.63 and they gave up 492 base hits on the year. Teams hit .232 against the bullpen while being struck out 570 times and walking 262 times last season. As a team, Miami allowed 8.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.65 batters per nine innings. They were 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Marlins pitchers collectively gave up 1,358 base hits and 646 earned runs. They allowed 152 home runs last season and they allowed 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a pitching staff walked 595 batters and struck out 1,379. They walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit was 3.97.
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As a team Miami batted .263, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .275 average away from home. The Marlins held a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which was good for 13th in baseball. They ranked 5th in baseball with 9.07 hits per game. Martin Prado is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .305 with an on-base percentage of .359. He had 183 hits last season along with 70 runs scored and 75 runs batted in. He struck out 69 times and walked 49 times. Christian Yelich hit .298 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .376. He totaled 172 hits while scoring 78 runs and he drove in 98. He walked 72 times and struck out on 138 occasions. The Marlins had 1,460 hits, including 259 doubles and 128 home runs. They stole 71 bases and were thrown out stealing 28 times. Miami walked 447 times last season and they struck out 1,213 times as a unit. They left 1,171 men on base and had a team OPS of .716. They scored 4.07 runs per contest and scored a total of 655 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston had a 43-38 home record and a 84-78 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 4.48, Mike Fiers had a 11-8 record and a 1.36 WHIP last season. He had 134 strikeouts over the 168.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 187 hits. He allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.43. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.56 and they gave up 475 base hits on the year. Teams hit .227 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 617 times and walking 153 times last season. As a team, Houston allowed 8.84 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.56 batters per nine innings. They were 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Astros pitchers as a team surrendered 1,441 base knocks and 663 earned runs last season. They gave up 181 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a staff walked 453 hitters and struck out 1,396. They gave up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.29 while their FIP as a staff was 3.85.
As a team, they batted .247, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .238 average at home. The Astros held a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which was good for 19th in baseball. They ranked 23rd in baseball with 8.44 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup after batting .338 with an OBP of .396. He had 216 hits last year along with 108 runs scored and 96 RBI. He struck out 70 times and walked on 60 occasions. George Springer hit .261 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .359. He collected 168 hits while scoring 116 runs and driving in 82. He earned a walk 88 times and punched out 178 times. The Astros as a unit had 1,367 base hits, including 291 doubles and 198 homers. They had 102 stolen bases and were thrown out 44 times. Houston as a team walked 554 times last year and they struck out 1,452 times. They had 1,086 men left on base and had an OPS of .735. They scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 724 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Astros MLB game against the moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +120
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