Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros MLB Game Picks 6/29/2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Yusei Kikuchi vs. Justin Verlander
Edwin Encarnacion and the Seattle Mariners (37-48, 5th in AL West) are headed to Minute Maid Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Houston Astros (50-32, 1st in AL West). The Mariners open this matchup at +288 while the Astros are coming in at -325. The O/U is set at 9.
The Mariners have been an awful play for MLB bettors, having gone 37-48-0 SU. The Astros cover 61.0% of the time, going 50-32-0 straight up. The Astros have been a very good choice for wagerers as favorites, going 49-27-0 SU. Seattle is covering 38.3% of the time as an underdog, having gone 23-37-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been an awful Under play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 56-26-3.
Seattle is covering 43.9% of the time away from home, having gone 18-23-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston is covering 68.3% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 28-13-0 SU.
The Astros have been a dicey Over play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 36-43-3.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
6/27/2019 Kyle Seager 3B Hand Probable for Jun 28
6/26/2019 Sam Tuivailala RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/25/2019 Brandon Brennan RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/23/2019 Chasen Bradford RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
6/20/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/19/2019 Felix Hernandez SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/18/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/17/2019 Braden Bishop CF Chest Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/16/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/11/2019 Hunter Strickland RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Houston Astros Injuries
6/27/2019 Yordan Alvarez DH Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/27/2019 Joe Smith RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/20/2019 Carlos Correa SS Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/20/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 37-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 5.11 and a WHIP of 1.49 this season. He has 63 strikeouts over his 86.1 innings pitched and he's given up 100 hits. He's allowed 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 338 hitters and walked 165 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.26. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 817 base hits and 442 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 278 batters and struck out 657. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.09.
As a team Seattle is hitting .246, good for 19th in the league. The Mariners hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .230 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 63 hits this season in 274 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 132. Domingo Santana is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 323 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .498. The Mariners have 722 hits, including 152 doubles and 145 home runs. Seattle has walked 325 times so far this season and they have struck out 829 times as a unit. They have left 592 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 5.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 449 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 50-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.67, Justin Verlander has a 10-3 record and a 0.75 WHIP. He has 142 strikeouts over the 114.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 64 hits. He's allowing 5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 227 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 284 batters and walked 93 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 602 base knocks and 318 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 226 hitters and struck out 818 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .390. He has 76 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 288 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .535 with an OPS+ of 145. Michael Brantley is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 97 hits in 307 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .498. The Astros as a unit have 744 base hits, including 150 doubles and 131 homers. Houston has walked 308 times this year and they have struck out on 569 occasions. They have had 572 men left on base and have an OPS of .813. They have scored 5.02 runs per game and totaled 412 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -325
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