Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners MLB Game Picks 4/12/2019
Friday, April 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Wade LeBlanc
The Houston Astros visit T-Mobile Park on Friday, April 12, 2019 to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Wade Miley for the Astros and Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -133 and Seattle at +123. The Astros have a 4-9-0 over/under record and a 4-9-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 11-3-0 against the run line and have a 10-3-1 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 4-9-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 4-9-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 10-3-1 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 11-3-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/10/19 3B Alex Bregman Hamstring is questionable
03/28/19 P Joe Smith Achilles 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Lance McCullers Jr Elbow 10-day IL (03/25); is out for season
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
04/10/19 P Chasen Bradford Shoulder 10-day IL (04/09)
04/08/19 P Felix Hernandez Ankle left last game, is questionable for next scheduled start
04/02/19 P Hunter Strickland Side 60-day IL (04/02)
03/25/19 P Gerson Bautista Pectoral 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 3B Kyle Seager Hand 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sam Tuivailala Achilles 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Shawn Armstrong Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/17)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 8-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.31 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 8 strikeouts over his 11.2 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 42 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.29. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 88 base hits and 41 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 29 batters and struck out 124. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.05 and their FIP as a unit is 3.28.
As a team Houston is hitting .282, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Michael Brantley is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 15 hits this season in 49 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .490 and an OPS+ of 132. George Springer is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .481. The Astros have 121 hits, including 25 doubles and 17 home runs. Houston has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 97 times as a unit. They have left 99 men on base and have a team OPS of .819. They score 3.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 51 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 12-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.76, Wade LeBlanc has a 2-0 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 47 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 125 base knocks and 55 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 45 hitters and struck out 103 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .295, good for 1st in the league. The Mariners hold a .558 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .373, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.6 hits per contest. Domingo Santana comes into this matchup batting .345 with an OBP of .424. He has 20 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 58 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .603 with an OPS+ of 186. Dee Gordon is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 16 hits in 48 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .354. The Mariners as a unit have 149 base hits, including 29 doubles and 34 homers. Seattle has walked 59 times this year and they have struck out on 130 occasions. They have had 105 men left on base and have an OPS of .932. They have scored 7.86 runs per game and totaled 110 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners +123
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