Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros 9/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Gerrit Cole
The Seattle Mariners visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Mike Leake for the Mariners and Gerrit Cole for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +205 and Houston at -222. The Mariners have a 72-75-2 over/under record and a 72-77-0 run line mark. The Astros are 76-73-0 against the run line and have a 66-75-8 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 72-75-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 72-77-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 66-75-8 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 76-73-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
09/16/18 P Felix Hernandez Hamstring is questionable for next scheduled start
09/16/18 DH Nelson Cruz Illness is questionable Monday vs Houston Astros
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 82-67 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 season. 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 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 458 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 504 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 1,290 base hits and 611 earned runs. They have allowed 180 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 368 batters and struck out 1,222. 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 21st in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Dee Gordon is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .289. He has 142 hits this season in 528 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .331 and an OPS+ of 75. Mitch Haniger is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 156 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 554 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The Mariners have 1,288 hits, including 229 doubles and 164 home runs. Seattle has walked 383 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,131 times as a unit. They have left 990 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 612 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 94-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.88, Gerrit Cole has a 14-5 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 260 strikeouts over the 187.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 132 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.98 and they have given up 349 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 534 batters and walked 119 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 1,074 base knocks and 465 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 399 hitters and struck out 1,564 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 .257, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .401. He has 163 hits this year along with 100 RBI in 554 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .551 with an OPS+ of 164. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 137 hits in 492 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .404. The Astros as a unit have 1,291 base hits, including 266 doubles and 190 homers. Houston has walked 524 times this year and they have struck out on 1,111 occasions. They have had 974 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 741 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners +205
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