Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners 4/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lance McCullers vs. Ariel Miranda
The Houston Astros head to Safeco Field on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 to take on the Seattle Mariners. The expected starting pitchers are Lance McCullers for the Astros and Ariel Miranda for the Mariners.
The odds for this matchup have Houston at -172 and Seattle at +162. The Astros have a 5-11-0 over/under mark and a 7-9-0 run line record. The Mariners are 10-3-0 against the run line and have a 9-4-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 5-11-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 7-9-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 9-4-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 10-3-0 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 10-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance McCullers has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 7.71 and a WHIP of 2.00 this year. He has 23 strikeouts over his 14 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.88 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 54 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.74. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 119 base hits and 44 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 48 batters and struck out 185. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 11.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.08.
As a team Houston is hitting .240, good for 10th in the league. The Astros hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .344 with an on-base percentage of .406. He has 21 hits this season in 61 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .377 and an OPS+ of 134. Carlos Correa is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 53 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Astros have 128 hits, including 24 doubles and 14 home runs. Houston has walked 62 times so far this season and they have struck out 148 times as a unit. They have left 119 men on base and have a team OPS of .694. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 67 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 8-5 overall mark this year. Ariel Miranda is expected to make his debut for the Mariners. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 52 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 108 base knocks and 62 earned runs this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 39 hitters and struck out 107 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.98.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 6th in the league. The Mariners hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .375 with an OBP of .537. He has 15 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 40 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .475 with an OPS+ of 195. Jean Segura is hitting .327 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 18 hits in 55 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .491. The Mariners as a unit have 113 base hits, including 22 doubles and 16 homers. Seattle has walked 41 times this year and they have struck out on 94 occasions. They have had 87 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 62 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -172
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