Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros 9/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Moore vs. Justin Verlander
The Seattle Mariners head to Minute Maid Park on Sunday, September 17, 2017 to take on the Houston Astros. The expected starting pitchers are Andrew Moore for the Mariners and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
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The odds for this matchup have Seattle at +203 and Houston at -220. The Mariners have a 70-73-5 over/under mark and a 66-82-0 run line record. The Astros are 76-71-0 against the run line and have a 74-64-9 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 70-73-5 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 66-82-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 74-64-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 76-71-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
09/11/17 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin out for season
09/04/17 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (08/31)
08/23/17 P Tony Zych Elbow 10-day DL (08/20)
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)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
09/15/17 P Collin McHugh Finger "?" for next scheduled start
09/14/17 CF Jake Marisnick Thumb 10-day DL (09/14)
09/14/17 P Mike Fiers Suspension 5 game suspension eligible to return (9/20 vs. Chicago White Sox)
09/13/17 P Lance McCullers Arm "?" for next scheduled start
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 74-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Moore has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 5.36 and a WHIP of 1.11. He has 27 strikeouts over his 50.1 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 491 hitters and walked 200 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.7 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 4.42. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,275 base hits and 648 earned runs. They have allowed 216 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 464 batters and struck out 1,125. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Seattle is hitting .260, good for 11th in the league. The Mariners hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Robinson Cano is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 151 hits this season in 535 at bats with 88 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 114. Nelson Cruz is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 109 men in 504 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Mariners have 1,319 hits, including 264 doubles and 175 home runs. Seattle has walked 448 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,159 times as a unit. They have left 1,002 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 694 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 89-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.58, Justin Verlander has a 12-8 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 192 strikeouts over the 186 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 160 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 448 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 600 batters and walked 197 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,213 base knocks and 621 earned runs this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 485 hitters and struck out 1,439 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .281, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .477 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Josh Reddick comes into this matchup batting .314 with an OBP of .362. He has 142 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 452 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .482 with an OPS+ of 132. Jose Altuve is hitting .347 this season and he has an OBP of .408. He has collected 191 hits in 550 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 164 and a slugging percentage of .556. The Astros as a unit have 1,432 base hits, including 310 doubles and 217 homers. Houston has walked 462 times this year and they have struck out on 977 occasions. They have had 995 men left on base and have an OPS of .822. They have scored 5.44 runs per game and totaled 800 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -220
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