Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners 8/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Marco Gonzales
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Charlie Morton for the Astros and Marco Gonzales for the Mariners.
Houston opens at -138 while Seattle opens at +128. The Astros have a 54-64-7 over/under record and a 62-63-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 63-63-0 against the run line and have a 62-62-2 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 54-64-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 62-63-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 62-62-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 63-63-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/21/18 2B Jose Altuve Knee is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Seattle Mariners
08/20/18 RF George Springer Quad is "?" Tuesday vs Seattle Mariners
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)
07/03/18 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
08/15/18 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 75-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 12-3 record with an earned run average of 2.78 and a WHIP of 1.15 this year. He has 175 strikeouts over his 142.1 innings pitched and he's given up 108 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.14 and they have given up 289 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 435 hitters and walked 94 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 3.11. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 901 base hits and 389 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 322 batters and struck out 1,316. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.18.
As a team Houston is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Astros hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Alex Bregman is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 131 hits this season in 468 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 151. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 414 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Astros have 1,070 hits, including 223 doubles and 162 home runs. Houston has walked 431 times so far this season and they have struck out 960 times as a unit. They have left 810 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 612 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 72-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.91, Marco Gonzales has a 12-8 record and a 1.23 WHIP this season. He has 125 strikeouts over the 142.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 148 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 421 batters and walked 133 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.7 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 1,099 base knocks and 527 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 315 hitters and struck out 1,038 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 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .256, 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. Dee Gordon comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .294. He has 126 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 461 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .338 with an OPS+ of 77. Mitch Haniger is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 126 hits in 454 at bats while driving in 79 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Mariners as a unit have 1,096 base hits, including 195 doubles and 141 homers. Seattle has walked 319 times this year and they have struck out on 948 occasions. They have had 827 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.15 runs per game and totaled 523 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners +128
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