Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners 7/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. James Paxton
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners on Monday, July 30, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole for the Astros and James Paxton for the Mariners.
Houston opens at -116 while Seattle opens at +106. The Astros have a 48-52-6 over/under record and a 53-53-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 52-52-0 against the run line and have a 49-53-2 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 48-52-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 53-53-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 49-53-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 52-52-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
07/28/18 2B Jose Altuve Knee 10-day DL (07/28)
07/03/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/28/18 SS Carlos Correa Back 10-day DL (06/26)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
07/24/18 P James Paxton Back 10-day DL (07/13)
06/09/18 P Dan Altavilla Elbow 10-day DL (06/07)
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 8/14 vs Oakland Athletics)
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
05/01/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Arm 10-day DL (05/01)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 67-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 10-2 record with an earned run average of 2.54 and a WHIP of 0.98 this year. He has 186 strikeouts over his 134.2 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He's allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 248 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 362 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.1. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 753 base hits and 329 earned runs. They have allowed 103 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 283 batters and struck out 1,114. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 3.26.
As a team Houston is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Astros hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 102 hits this season in 405 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 115. Alex Bregman is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 396 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .535. The Astros have 923 hits, including 192 doubles and 133 home runs. Houston has walked 381 times so far this season and they have struck out 800 times as a unit. They have left 703 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 530 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 61-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.70, James Paxton has a 8-4 record and a 1.09 WHIP this season. He has 155 strikeouts over the 119.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 97 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 353 batters and walked 101 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 882 base knocks and 418 earned runs this season. They have given up 119 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 253 hitters and struck out 875 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Mariners hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .347. He has 126 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 397 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .446 with an OPS+ of 121. Dee Gordon is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 113 hits in 390 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 86 and a slugging percentage of .354. The Mariners as a unit have 899 base hits, including 158 doubles and 119 homers. Seattle has walked 273 times this year and they have struck out on 788 occasions. They have had 686 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 437 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners +106
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