Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros 9/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 17, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Framber Valdez
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros on Monday, September 17, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Leake for the Mariners and Framber Valdez for the Astros.
Seattle opens at +170 while Houston opens at -180. The Mariners have a 72-74-2 over/under record and a 72-76-0 run line mark. The Astros are 76-72-0 against the run line and have a 65-75-8 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 72-74-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 72-76-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 65-75-8 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 76-72-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
09/16/18 P Felix Hernandez Hamstring is questionable for next scheduled start
09/14/18 P James Paxton Illness is questionable for next scheduled start
08/08/18 P Sam Tuivailala Achilles 60-day DL (08/08)
08/04/18 P Juan Nicasio Knee is out for season
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/05/18 P Lance McCullers Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (08/05)
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 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 82-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 10-9 record with an earned run average of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.28 this year. He has 114 strikeouts over his 178 innings pitched and he's given up 193 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 457 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 501 hitters and walked 154 batters. 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 4.12. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,283 base hits and 607 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 366 batters and struck out 1,213. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team Seattle is hitting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Mariners hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Mitch Haniger is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 154 hits this season in 550 at bats with 88 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 138. Dee Gordon is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .289. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 525 at bats. His OPS+ is 75 while his slugging percentage is at .331. The Mariners have 1,281 hits, including 228 doubles and 163 home runs. Seattle has walked 382 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,122 times as a unit. They have left 987 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 609 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 93-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.66, Framber Valdez has a 3-1 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 18 strikeouts over the 23.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He allows 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.93 and they have given up 347 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 532 batters and walked 118 opposing hitters. 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 3.12. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,069 base knocks and 461 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 397 hitters and struck out 1,551 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.10 while their FIP as a staff is 3.20.
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 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Yuli Gurriel comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .315. He has 136 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 488 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .406 with an OPS+ of 101. Alex Bregman is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 163 hits in 552 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 164 and a slugging percentage of .553. The Astros as a unit have 1,279 base hits, including 264 doubles and 189 homers. Houston has walked 521 times this year and they have struck out on 1,108 occasions. They have had 965 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 736 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners +170
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