Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners 4/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. James Paxton
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners on Monday, April 16, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and James Paxton for the Mariners.
Houston opens at -130 while Seattle opens at +120. The Astros have a 5-10-0 over/under record and a 7-8-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 9-3-0 against the run line and have a 9-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 5-10-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 7-8-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 9-3-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 9-3-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/11/18 P Tony Sipp Oblique 10-day DL (04/08)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
04/12/18 1B Ryon Healy Ankle 10-day DL (04/08)
03/31/18 C Mike Zunino Side 10-day DL (03/31)
03/29/18 RF Ben Gamel Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Back 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 10-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.80 this year. He has 13 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.62 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 53 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.74. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 114 base hits and 41 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 47 batters and struck out 173. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 11.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.13.
As a team Houston is hitting .250, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .351 with an on-base percentage of .415. He has 20 hits this season in 57 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .386 and an OPS+ of 138. Carlos Correa is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .304. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 50 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Astros have 125 hits, including 23 doubles and 14 home runs. Houston has walked 60 times so far this season and they have struck out 138 times as a unit. They have left 114 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 66 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 8-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.74, James Paxton has a 0-1 record and a 1.40 WHIP this season. He has 21 strikeouts over the 15.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 49 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 101 base knocks and 60 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 39 hitters and struck out 97 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 5.13.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 3rd in the league. The Mariners hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .405 with an OBP of .560. He has 15 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 37 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 207. Jean Segura is hitting .353 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 18 hits in 51 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .529. The Mariners as a unit have 111 base hits, including 22 doubles and 15 homers. Seattle has walked 38 times this year and they have struck out on 89 occasions. They have had 83 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 61 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners +120
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