Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros 4/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Wright vs. Justin Verlander
The Baltimore Orioles visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Mike Wright for the Orioles and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +229 and Houston at -250. The Orioles have a 0-3-0 over/under record and a 0-3-0 run line mark. The Astros are 3-1-0 against the run line and have a 2-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 0-3-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 3-1-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
03/29/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 DH Mark Trumbo Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Zach Britton Achilles 60-day DL (02/15)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 1B Yulieski Gurriel Suspension 5-game suspension (eligible to return 04/03 vs Baltimore)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 1-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Wright had a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 5.76 and a WHIP of 1.32 last season. He had 28 strikeouts over his 25 innings pitched and he gave up 26 hits. He allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.77 and they have given up 9 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the bullpen and they've struck out 13 hitters and walked 5 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 27 base hits and 14 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 10 batters and struck out 30. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 5.12.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .117, good for 30th in the league. The Orioles hold a .234 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .224, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 3.7 hits per game. Chance Sisco is hitting .400 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 2 hits this season in 5 at bats with 0 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 184. Manny Machado is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .538. He has totaled 3 hits and he has driven in 0 men in 9 at bats. His OPS+ is 191 while his slugging percentage is at .444. The Orioles have 11 hits, including 3 doubles and 2 home runs. Baltimore has walked 13 times so far this season and they have struck out 30 times as a unit. They have left 19 men on base and have a team OPS of .458. They score 1.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 5 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston had a 3-1 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.36, Justin Verlander had a 15-8 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He had 219 strikeouts over the 206 innings he pitched. He also gave up 170 hits. He allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 8 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 10 batters and walked 4 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.83. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 25 base knocks and 11 earned runs this season. They have given up 4 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 11 hitters and struck out 40 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.03 while their FIP as a staff is 3.25.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .563 with an OBP of .556. He has 9 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 16 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .625 with an OPS+ of 242. Carlos Correa is hitting .438 this season and he has an OBP of .500. He has collected 7 hits in 16 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 271 and a slugging percentage of .813. The Astros as a unit have 38 base hits, including 13 doubles and 4 homers. Houston has walked 17 times this year and they have struck out on 39 occasions. They have had 31 men left on base and have an OPS of .812. They have scored 5.5 runs per game and totaled 22 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +229
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