Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/15/2020
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mariners (+188) Astros (-205)
Minute Maid Park is the site where George Springer and the Houston Astros (8-10, 3rd in AL West) will take on the Seattle Mariners (7-13, 5th in AL West) on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Mariners priced at +188 and the Astros are at -205. The O/U opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Nick Margevicius and Cristian Javier.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/14/2020 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/10/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/9/2020 Kendall Graveman SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
Key Houston Astros Injuries
8/12/2020 Roberto Osuna RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/9/2020 Aledmys Diaz DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/8/2020 Joe Biagini RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/8/2020 Chris Devenski RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/8/2020 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 7-13 overall record this season. Margevicius has taken the mound for 65 innings and has tallied 50 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 6.36 (46 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.551. He has conceded 80 hits (11.1 hits per nine innings) with 21 walks. Margevicius (2-6 career record) sits with a FIP of 5.57 while he has faced 296 opposing hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.78 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 78 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.66. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 157 base hits and 110 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 85 batters and struck out 163. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 5.05.
As a team Seattle is hitting .226, good for 22nd in the league. The Mariners hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Kyle Lewis is hitting .338 with an on-base percentage of .405. He has 25 hits this season in 74 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .514 and an OPS+ of 160. Shed Long is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .282. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 70 at bats. His OPS+ is 66 while his slugging percentage is at .300. The Mariners have 151 hits, including 31 doubles and 19 home runs. Seattle has walked 68 times so far this season and they have struck out 175 times as a unit. They have left 134 men on base and have a team OPS of .671. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 82 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 8-10 overall mark this year. Javier has surrendered 10 hits while earning 16 K's in 15 frames. He has conceded 7 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 0.921 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. His SO/W ratio is 4.00 and he has faced 60 opposing batters. Javier (1-1 mark) has earned a 4.14 earned run average while giving up 5.9 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 83 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 75 batters and walked 48 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 156 base knocks and 77 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 81 hitters and struck out 156 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 17th in the league. The Astros hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. George Springer comes into this matchup batting .188 with an OBP of .328. He has 9 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 48 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .396 with an OPS+ of 96. Jose Altuve is hitting .187 this season and he has an OBP of .265. He has collected 14 hits in 75 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 61 and a slugging percentage of .333. The Astros as a unit have 152 base hits, including 36 doubles and 21 homers. Houston has walked 79 times this year and they have struck out on 146 occasions. They have had 133 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 5.17 runs per game and totaled 93 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners (+188)
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