Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/24/2020
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Friday, July 24, 2020
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mariners (+264) Astros (-300)
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros on Friday. The probable starting pitchers are Marco Gonzales for the Mariners and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
Seattle opens at +264 while Houston opens at -300. The Mariners had a 87-69-6 over/under record and a 68-94-0 run line mark last year. The Astros were 117-61-0 against the run line and had a 79-91-8 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners were 87-69-6 against the over/under last season
The Seattle Mariners were 68-94-0 against the run line last year
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros were 79-91-8 against the over/under last season
The Houston Astros were 117-61-0 against the run line last year
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
7/20/2020 Sam Haggerty 2B Hip Questionable for start of season
7/16/2020 Julio Rodriguez RF Wrist Out for the season
7/15/2020 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/13/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
6/28/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key Houston Astros Injuries
7/21/2020 Abraham Toro-Hernandez 3B Undisclosed Questionable for start of season
7/19/2020 Roberto Osuna RP Not Injury Related Questionable for start of season
7/19/2020 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Questionable for start of season
7/15/2020 Austin Pruitt RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/13/2020 Yordan Alvarez DH Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/13/2020 Cionel Perez RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/13/2020 Ralph Garza RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/13/2020 Shawn Dubin SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/13/2020 Jose Urquidy SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/1/2020 Kent Emanuel SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/1/2020 Rogelio Armenteros RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners had a 68-94 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Marco Gonzales had a 16-13 record with an earned run average of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.31. He had 147 strikeouts over his 203 innings pitched and he gave up 210 hits. He allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.15. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.77 and they gave up 633 base hits on the year. Teams hit .236 against the bullpen and they struck out 666 hitters while walking 289 batters. As a team, Seattle allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They were 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Mariners pitchers collectively gave up 1,484 base hits and 798 earned runs last year. They allowed 260 home runs last season, ranking them 4th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff walked 505 batters and struck out 1,239. They walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit was 5.00.
As a team Seattle hit .237, good for 29th in the league. The Mariners held a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which was good for 21st in baseball. They ranked 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Kyle Seager hit .239 with an on-base percentage of .321 last year. He had 94 hits last season in 393 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .468 and an OPS+ of 112. Mallex Smith hit .227 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .300. He totaled 116 hits and he drove in 37 men in 510 at bats. His OPS+ was 74 while his slugging percentage was at .335. The Mariners had 1,305 hits last season, including 254 doubles and 239 home runs. Seattle walked 588 times last year and they struck out 1,581 times as a unit. They left 1,080 men on base and had a team OPS of .740. They scored 4.68 runs per contest and scored a total of 758 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston had a 107-55 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 2.58, Justin Verlander had a 21-6 record and a 0.80 WHIP. He had 300 strikeouts over the 223 innings he pitched. He also gave up 137 hits. He allowed 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.27. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.75 and they gave up 470 base hits on the year. Teams hit .224 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers struck out 608 batters and walked 197 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They were 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Astros pitchers as a team surrendered 1,205 base knocks and 595 earned runs last season. They gave up 230 home runs last year, which ranked 12th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff walked 448 hitters and struck out 1,671 batters. They gave up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they struck out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.13 while their FIP as a staff was 3.98.
As a team, they batted .274, good for 1st in the league. The Astros held a .495 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352, which was good for 1st in baseball. They ranked 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup after batting .296 with an OBP of .423 last season. He had 164 hits last year along with 112 RBI in 554 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .592 with an OPS+ of 162. George Springer hit .292 last season and he had an OBP of .383. He collected 140 hits in 479 at bats while driving in 96 runs. He had an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .591. The Astros as a unit had 1,538 base hits last season, including 323 doubles and 288 homers. Houston walked 645 times last year and they struck out on 1,166 occasions. They left 1,168 men on base and had an OPS of .848. They scored 5.68 runs per game and totaled 920 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros (-300)
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