Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros MLB Point Spread Picks 8/2/2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Yusei Kikuchi vs. Wade Miley
Minute Maid Park is the site where Michael Brantley and the Houston Astros (69-39, 1st in AL West) will play the Seattle Mariners (47-63, 5th in AL West) on Friday.
The Mariners have been excellent for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 47-64-0 SU. Houston is covering 63.3% of the time, going 69-40-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been a rough Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 68-38-5.
The Mariners are covering 37.2% of the time as the road team, having gone 19-32-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston is covering 71.7% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 38-15-0 SU.
The Astros have been an excellent Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 47-58-4.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
7/31/2019 Tim Beckham SS Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/28/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/28/2019 Felix Hernandez SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/28/2019 Dee Gordon 2B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/27/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/27/2019 Austin Adams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/26/2019 Tim Lopes 2B Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/26/2019 Brandon Brennan RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/24/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/12/2019 Braden Bishop CF Chest Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/8/2019 Dan Altavilla RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/23/2019 Chasen Bradford RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Houston Astros Injuries
7/31/2019 Ryan Pressly RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/29/2019 Jake Marisnick CF Suspension Suspended until Aug 1
7/28/2019 Josh James RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/21/2019 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 47-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi has a 4-7 record with an earned run average of 5.21 and a WHIP of 1.46 this season. He has 83 strikeouts over his 114 innings pitched and he's given up 128 hits. He's allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 420 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 427 hitters and walked 206 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.18. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,052 base hits and 567 earned runs. They have allowed 188 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 341 batters and struck out 851. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 5.12.
As a team Seattle is hitting .245, good for 22nd in the league. The Mariners hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .236 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 85 hits this season in 360 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .353 and an OPS+ of 79. Omar Narvaez is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 91 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 307 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The Mariners have 934 hits, including 190 doubles and 178 home runs. Seattle has walked 400 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,082 times as a unit. They have left 759 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 5.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 556 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 69-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.06, Wade Miley has a 9-4 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 106 strikeouts over the 126.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 102 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 391 batters and walked 130 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 807 base knocks and 413 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 305 hitters and struck out 1,105 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .475 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .382. He has 128 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 399 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 137. George Springer is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 87 hits in 302 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .586. The Astros as a unit have 1,008 base hits, including 206 doubles and 177 homers. Houston has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out on 785 occasions. They have had 780 men left on base and have an OPS of .820. They have scored 5.19 runs per game and totaled 566 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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