Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros 9/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Roenis Elias vs. Dallas Keuchel
The Seattle Mariners head to Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 to take on the Houston Astros. The expected starting pitchers are Roenis Elias for the Mariners and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros.
The odds for this matchup have Seattle at -110 and Houston at +125. The Mariners have a 72-76-2 over/under mark and a 73-77-0 run line record. The Astros are 76-74-0 against the run line and have a 66-76-8 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 72-76-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 73-77-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 66-76-8 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 76-74-0 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 83-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Roenis Elias has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 27 strikeouts over his 39.2 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 458 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 506 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 4.1. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,293 base hits and 612 earned runs. They have allowed 180 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 1,229. 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 4.03.
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 .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mitch Haniger is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 157 hits this season in 557 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 139. Dee Gordon is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .291. He has totaled 144 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 532 at bats. His OPS+ is 77 while his slugging percentage is at .336. The Mariners have 1,297 hits, including 229 doubles and 165 home runs. Seattle has walked 391 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,139 times as a unit. They have left 1,001 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 616 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 94-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.57, Dallas Keuchel has a 11-10 record and a 1.28 WHIP this season. He has 143 strikeouts over the 191.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 193 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 356 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 536 batters and walked 122 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 3.13. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,083 base knocks and 469 earned runs this season. They have given up 141 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 407 hitters and struck out 1,572 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.22.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Yuli Gurriel comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .314. He has 138 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 496 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .405 with an OPS+ of 100. Alex Bregman is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .399. He has collected 163 hits in 558 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 162 and a slugging percentage of .547. The Astros as a unit have 1,294 base hits, including 268 doubles and 190 homers. Houston has walked 527 times this year and they have struck out on 1,118 occasions. They have had 977 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 742 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros +125
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