Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners 8/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Felix Hernandez
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners on Monday, August 20, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole for the Astros and Felix Hernandez for the Mariners.
Houston opens at -158 while Seattle opens at +148. The Astros have a 52-64-7 over/under record and a 61-62-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 62-62-0 against the run line and have a 60-62-2 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 52-64-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 61-62-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 60-62-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 62-62-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/12/18 CF Jake Marisnick Groin 10-day DL (08/11)
08/05/18 P Lance McCullers Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (08/05)
08/04/18 P Chris Devenski Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/28/18 2B Jose Altuve Knee 10-day DL (07/28)
07/03/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
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
08/17/18 SS Jean Segura Paternity List is out indefinitely
08/15/18 P James Paxton Arm 10-day DL (08/15)
08/08/18 P Sam Tuivailala Achilles 60-day DL (08/08)
08/04/18 P Juan Nicasio Knee 10-day DL (08/03)
08/01/18 P Roenis Elias Triceps 10-day DL (07/31)
06/09/18 P Dan Altavilla Elbow 60-day DL (06/07)
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 74-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 11-5 record with an earned run average of 2.71 and a WHIP of 0.98 this year. He has 219 strikeouts over his 159.2 innings pitched and he's given up 107 hits. He's allowed 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 428 hitters and walked 92 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 3.09. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 879 base hits and 380 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 317 batters and struck out 1,296. They have walked 2.6 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 3.16.
As a team Houston is hitting .253, good for 9th in the league. The Astros hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 114 hits this season in 406 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .401 and an OPS+ of 99. Alex Bregman is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 459 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Astros have 1,052 hits, including 221 doubles and 156 home runs. Houston has walked 429 times so far this season and they have struck out 940 times as a unit. They have left 805 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 599 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 71-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.62, Felix Hernandez has a 8-11 record and a 1.43 WHIP this season. He has 101 strikeouts over the 129.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 137 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 417 batters and walked 130 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,077 base knocks and 512 earned runs this season. They have given up 148 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 308 hitters and struck out 1,026 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 6th in the league. The Mariners hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Mitch Haniger comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .364. He has 123 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 446 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 133. Dee Gordon is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .294. He has collected 124 hits in 454 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .339. The Mariners as a unit have 1,077 base hits, including 188 doubles and 140 homers. Seattle has walked 315 times this year and they have struck out on 926 occasions. They have had 812 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.15 runs per game and totaled 515 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners +148
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