Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros MLB Point Spread Picks 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Yusei Kikuchi vs. Justin Verlander
Mallex Smith and the Seattle Mariners (58-82, 5th in AL West) are headed to Minute Maid Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Houston Astros (90-50, 1st in AL West). The Mariners open this contest at +340 while the Astros are priced at -385. The total opens at 8.5.
The Mariners have been inconsistent for MLB wagerers, having gone 58-83-0 SU. The Astros are covering 64.5% of the time, going 91-50-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been an excellent Over play for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 80-56-5.
The Mariners are covering 38.6% of the time away from home, having gone 27-43-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros are covering 75.4% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 52-17-0 SU.
The Astros have been an inconsistent Under play for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 62-73-6.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
9/5/2019 Omar Narvaez C Back Probable for Sep 6
9/4/2019 J.P SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
8/26/2019 Domingo Santana LF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/25/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
8/23/2019 Chasen Bradford RP Elbow Out for the season
8/7/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Hip Out for the season
8/7/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Houston Astros Injuries
9/5/2019 George Springer CF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
9/5/2019 Aaron Sanchez SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/5/2019 Carlos Correa SS Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/31/2019 Collin McHugh RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/29/2019 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/22/2019 Ryan Pressly RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 58-82 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 5.36 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 105 strikeouts over his 144.1 innings pitched and he's given up 166 hits. He's allowed 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 562 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 571 hitters and walked 255 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,311 base hits and 703 earned runs. They have allowed 236 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 431 batters and struck out 1,079. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 5.08.
As a team Seattle is hitting .241, good for 26th in the league. The Mariners hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .238 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 110 hits this season in 463 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .356 and an OPS+ of 81. Dee Gordon is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 350 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .366. The Mariners have 1,159 hits, including 229 doubles and 218 home runs. Seattle has walked 513 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,372 times as a unit. They have left 948 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 683 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 90-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.56, Justin Verlander has a 17-5 record and a 0.77 WHIP. He has 257 strikeouts over the 193 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 114 hits. He's allowing 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 409 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 519 batters and walked 174 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.5 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 3.73. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,058 base knocks and 526 earned runs this season. They have given up 210 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 398 hitters and struck out 1,430 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.Related: Doc's Sports New 10-in-10 Show - 10 Games in 10 Minutes - Get those picks now - click here
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .487 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Yuli Gurriel comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .349. He has 156 hits this year along with 97 RBI in 513 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .546 with an OPS+ of 132. Alex Bregman is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .414. He has collected 145 hits in 491 at bats while driving in 98 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .572. The Astros as a unit have 1,334 base hits, including 281 doubles and 237 homers. Houston has walked 550 times this year and they have struck out on 1,018 occasions. They have had 1,010 men left on base and have an OPS of .837. They have scored 5.56 runs per game and totaled 784 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners (+340)
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