Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners 4/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Mike Leake
The Houston Astros head to Safeco Field on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to take on the Seattle Mariners. The expected starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole for the Astros and Mike Leake for the Mariners.
The odds for this matchup have Houston at -155 and Seattle at +145. The Astros have a 5-12-0 over/under mark and a 7-10-0 run line record. The Mariners are 11-3-0 against the run line and have a 9-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 5-12-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 7-10-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 9-5-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 11-3-0 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 10-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.29 and a WHIP of 0.67 this year. He has 36 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He allows 4.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.23. 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 11.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.71. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 125 base hits and 46 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 49 batters and struck out 191. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 11.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.13.
As a team Houston is hitting .233, good for 17th in the league. The Astros hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 21 hits this season in 65 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .354 and an OPS+ of 120. Carlos Correa is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 55 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Astros have 131 hits, including 24 doubles and 15 home runs. Houston has walked 66 times so far this season and they have struck out 158 times as a unit. They have left 125 men on base and have a team OPS of .679. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 68 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 9-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.50, Mike Leake has a 2-0 record and a 1.33 WHIP this season. He has 8 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 55 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 111 base knocks and 63 earned runs this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 43 hitters and struck out 117 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.91.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Mariners hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .341 with an OBP of .500. He has 15 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 44 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .432 with an OPS+ of 172. Jean Segura is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 18 hits in 59 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Mariners as a unit have 119 base hits, including 25 doubles and 17 homers. Seattle has walked 42 times this year and they have struck out on 100 occasions. They have had 92 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 64 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -155
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