With three and a half weeks left in the regular season, the Houston Astros have been following the best record in the AL.. Do they draw nearer on Thursday night?
Seattle (58-82, -14.7 units) at Houston (90-50, +0.6 units)
Thursday, Sept. 5, ET – in Minute Maid Park
On the surface that doesn’t appear to be having Houston as -245 house favorites and this amount is only expected to increase.
Realistically, the question can would you back Houston on the money line or the run line? But is it? Lest we forget , it was only 15 days past when these very same Astros dropped to -550 favorites as -520 to Detroit 2-1. Should this be a concern, maybe? Should we delve into news about this matchup? Definitely.
Season Oddities About Every Club
It has to be replicated although we have mentioned about the Mariners. Seattle began the season 13-2, ripping the cover off the ball on offense, averaging 7.9 runs a match. Needless to say, the offense has cooled substantially to a year mark of 4.9 RPG.
The M’s would be 45-80 since that series ended. That is a .360 percentage profit percentage, which is far better than Detroit (.294) and Baltimore (.331), however on par with Kansas City (.360).
Houston gets the second-fewest losses in the Categories in 50, which leaves them one behind the New York Yankees and ties them together with the Dodgers who’ve 49. (as of 9/4). Is the numbers for those betting baseball, where this gets cluttered.
The Astros despite being 40 matches over .500 have greater than one unit of profit to show for all their own winning. The Yankees are the best bet in the game at +21.3 units along with the Dodgers are 4th at +15.3. Where the wash up on Aisle 4 comes in to play is on the street and on an area that is unlikely.
Houston’s 37-33 off mark renders them -12.3 units and they’re -11.5 units contrary to the AL Central with its three god-awful clubs.
Starting Pitching Matchup Does Not Suck
The title of this section is borrowed from Cubs director Joe Madden, whose big message will be”Try not to suck”.
That would be the case for both of tonight’s starting pitchers, the Mariners’ Marco Gonzales (14-11, 4.30 ERA) along with the Astros’ Wade Miley (13-6, 3.06 ERA).
Take the lefty Gonzales and their album would be much more miserable. The one facet that Gonzales brings into the Mariners is that every fifth day they understand they have a legitimate shot to win and that helps them play.
Miley continues to amaze, going from a washed-up hurler just about 14 months ago to an effective No. 3 starter to a World Series competition.
Before, if one would decide to back them we raised the question Houston ML or RL for MLB picks? From a value perspective that is betting, one needs to choose the Astros on the RL at -130. Seattle is a versus Houston and they’ve only covered the run line four times in their own 12 losses.
Gonzales hasn’t conquered at his competition in five starts and is now 1-4 on the RL. Miley is 6-1 when handing out 1.5 runs on Seattle and is 18-5 contrary to the RL vs. teams averaging 1.25 or more home runs on a game this season.
Free MLB Pick: Astros RL -130 in BetOnline
Writer/handicapper Doug Upstone is now 18-9 of late in baseball at SBR and can be 115-82 at various sports monitors since June 1st at MLB.
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