Houston Astros vs Miami Marlins 3-19-22

Houston Astros vs Miami Marlins 3/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Miami Marlins 3/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Houston Astros (0-1) will take on the Miami Marlins (1-0) in the MLB Spring Training Tournament at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Sarasota on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 1:05 PM ET.

 

Houston lost their first match in the pre-season against the St. Louis Cardinals at 2-4 yesterday and the Astros are preparing to rebound versus the Marlins on Saturday.

 

Houston concluded the regular season as the top seed in the American League West Division with a 95-67 overall standing and a .586 team percentage while winning 44 out of 81 road games played last season.

 

In their recent loss to the Cardinals, the Astros scored just 2 runs in the first 5 innings with 5 base hits while allowing St. Louis to hit 4 runs in the 3rd & 4th frames in defeat. Pitcher J.P. France threw for 1.2 innings and made 4 earned runs on 3 base hits with 3 bases on balls and 2 strikeouts for Houston.

 

First Baseman Yuli Gurriel earned a batting average of .319 while Left Fielder Yordan Alvarez recorded a total of 33 home runs and 104 RBIs in leading the Astros. Pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. led his team in winning 13 games with 3.16 ERA and 185 strikeouts with an average of 10.3 strikeouts per 9 innings.

 

The team batting average for Houston is .267 and an ERA of 3.76 with a total of 221 home runs. The Astros also hit a total of 863 with 53 stolen bases that ranked 27th overall.      

 

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Houston Astros vs Miami Marlins Predictions 3/19/2022

 

The Miami Marlins started the pre-season with an 8-3 victory over the Washington Nationals and the Marlins look for a back-to-back win in facing the Houston Astros on Saturday. Miami took 4th place at 67-95 in the National League East Division with a team percentage of .414 and a road record of 25-56 last year.

 

The Marlins took an early lead at 7-3 after 4 frames of play and managed to seal their victory as early as the 6th inning with one more run scored with a total of 9 hits while committing one error in triumph. Designated Hitter Lorenzo Quintana scored one run on 2 base hits with 3 RBIs in leading the Fish.

 

SS Miguel Rojas led the Marlins in batting average at .265 while 1B Jesus Aguilar accumulated a total of 22 home runs with 93 RBIs and created 67.94 runs last season. In pitching, Sandy Alcantara led his team to a total of 9 victories with an ERA of 3.19 in pitching for an average of 15 per match.

 

Alcantara also recorded a total of 201 strikeouts with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per 9 innings of work. Miami marked a batting average of .233 with 3.96 ERA and acquired a total of 158 home runs with 106 stolen bases in the previous season.           

 

Houston Astros vs. Miami Marlins. The MLB Pick for this contest is Houston. Though the Astros lost their first contest this pre-season, Houston is still the team to beat in this match-up with a .267 BA and a 3.76 team ERA. The Marlins posted a batting average of .233 and a team ERA of 3.96. Prediction: The Houston Astros will win at 6-4.  

 

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Houston Astros vs Miami Marlins 3/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM ET

 

Location: Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Sarasota, FL

 

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022

 

TV: MLB TV

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -115

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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