Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros 8/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton vs. Justin Verlander
The Seattle Mariners visit Minute Maid Park on Thursday, August 9, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are James Paxton for the Mariners and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +135 and Houston at -145. The Mariners have a 55-57-2 over/under record and a 55-59-0 run line mark. The Astros are 60-55-0 against the run line and have a 50-59-6 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 55-57-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 55-59-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 50-59-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 60-55-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
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)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 65-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Paxton has a 9-5 record with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.07 this season. He has 170 strikeouts over his 133.1 innings pitched and he's given up 108 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 338 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 382 hitters and walked 113 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.7 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 4.09. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 985 base hits and 465 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 275 batters and struck out 953. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
As a team Seattle is hitting .255, good for 7th in the league. The Mariners hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Dee Gordon is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 120 hits this season in 423 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .348 and an OPS+ of 83. Jean Segura is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .334. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 436 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Mariners have 985 hits, including 170 doubles and 129 home runs. Seattle has walked 294 times so far this season and they have struck out 852 times as a unit. They have left 753 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 472 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 73-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.19, Justin Verlander has a 11-6 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 204 strikeouts over the 156.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 109 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 254 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 397 batters and walked 84 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. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 801 base knocks and 345 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 303 hitters and struck out 1,218 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 3.15.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Astros hold a .430 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. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .381. He has 119 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 430 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 151. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 108 hits in 377 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .401. The Astros as a unit have 999 base hits, including 210 doubles and 147 homers. Houston has walked 405 times this year and they have struck out on 875 occasions. They have had 764 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 569 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners +135
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