Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros 8/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Casey Lawrence vs. Dallas Keuchel
The Seattle Mariners visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday, August 12, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Casey Lawrence for the Mariners and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +160 and Houston at -170. The Mariners have a 57-58-2 over/under record and a 57-60-0 run line mark. The Astros are 60-57-0 against the run line and have a 51-60-6 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 57-58-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 57-60-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 51-60-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 60-57-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
08/08/18 P Sam Tuivailala Achilles 10-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)
05/13/18 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)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/07/18 RF George Springer Thumb 10-day DL (08/06)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 67-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Casey Lawrence has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 8.16 and a WHIP of 1.61 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 14.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 348 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 391 hitters and walked 116 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,022 base hits and 484 earned runs. They have allowed 138 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 282 batters and struck out 974. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team Seattle is hitting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Mariners hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jean Segura is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 137 hits this season in 448 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 126. Dee Gordon is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .299. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 434 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .339. The Mariners have 1,015 hits, including 178 doubles and 134 home runs. Seattle has walked 299 times so far this season and they have struck out 873 times as a unit. They have left 768 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 492 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 73-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.53, Dallas Keuchel has a 9-9 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 110 strikeouts over the 148 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 145 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 408 batters and walked 85 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.06. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 822 base knocks and 358 earned runs this season. They have given up 110 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 305 hitters and struck out 1,236 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.07 while their FIP as a staff is 3.17.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Yuli Gurriel comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .309. He has 108 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 386 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 95. Alex Bregman is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 122 hits in 439 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Astros as a unit have 1,017 base hits, including 215 doubles and 148 homers. Houston has walked 411 times this year and they have struck out on 891 occasions. They have had 780 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 577 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners +160
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