Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners MLB Game Picks 4/13/2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Felix Hernandez
The Houston Astros visit T-Mobile Park on Saturday, April 13, 2019 to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Astros and Felix Hernandez for the Mariners.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -170 and Seattle at +148. The Astros have a 4-9-0 over/under record and a 4-9-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 11-4-0 against the run line and have a 11-3-1 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 11-3-1 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 11-4-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/11/19 3B Alex Bregman Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Seattle Mariners
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
04/11/19 RF Jay Bruce Achilles is questionable Friday vs Houston Astros
04/11/19 3B Kyle Seager Hand 60-day IL (03/17)
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 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 Justin Verlander has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 4.24 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 17 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. 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 22nd 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 3.27.
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 6th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 14 hits this season in 52 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 123. Michael Brantley is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 49 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .490. 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 13-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.26, Felix Hernandez has a 1-0 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 6.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 14.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 57 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 133 base knocks and 61 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 49 hitters and struck out 117 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .295, good for 1st in the league. The Mariners hold a .565 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .370, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.7 hits per contest. Dee Gordon comes into this matchup batting .365 with an OBP of .375. He has 19 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 52 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 139. Domingo Santana is hitting .349 this season and he has an OBP of .423. He has collected 22 hits in 63 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 180 and a slugging percentage of .587. The Mariners as a unit have 161 base hits, including 31 doubles and 36 homers. Seattle has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 139 occasions. They have had 111 men left on base and have an OPS of .935. They have scored 7.8 runs per game and totaled 117 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners +148
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