Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners 8/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh vs. Mike Leake
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Collin McHugh for the Astros and Mike Leake for the Mariners.
Houston opens at -240 while Seattle opens at +220. The Astros have a 53-64-7 over/under record and a 62-62-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 62-63-0 against the run line and have a 61-62-2 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 53-64-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 62-62-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 61-62-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 62-63-0 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
08/20/18 SS Jean Segura Paternity List is upgraded to probable Monday vs Houston Astros
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)
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 75-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Collin McHugh has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 1.12 and a WHIP of 0.75 this year. He has 72 strikeouts over his 56.1 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He's allowed 4.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.07 and they have given up 282 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 432 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.2 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 887 base hits and 384 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 319 batters and struck out 1,306. 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 3.19.
As a team Houston is hitting .254, good for 8th in the league. The Astros hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Alex Bregman is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 130 hits this season in 464 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 151. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 410 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .407. The Astros have 1,065 hits, including 222 doubles and 161 home runs. Houston has walked 429 times so far this season and they have struck out 951 times as a unit. They have left 807 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 608 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 71-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.90, Mike Leake has a 8-7 record and a 1.26 WHIP this season. He has 96 strikeouts over the 154.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 164 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 418 batters and walked 133 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,094 base knocks and 523 earned runs this season. They have given up 150 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 313 hitters and struck out 1,029 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 6th in the league. The Mariners hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Dee Gordon comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .293. He has 124 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 457 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .337 with an OPS+ of 76. Mitch Haniger is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 124 hits in 450 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Mariners as a unit have 1,082 base hits, including 189 doubles and 140 homers. Seattle has walked 316 times this year and they have struck out on 938 occasions. They have had 817 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.13 runs per game and totaled 516 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners +220
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