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    The Houston Astros (69-52) and the Miami Marlins (63-58) meet on Wednesday at 6:40 PM ET with the series tied 1-1. The Astros are favored (-130) to win the rubber match against the Marlins (+109). Houston’s Justin Verlander and Miami’s Jesus Luzardo pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Marlins

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: Miami, Florida
    • Stadium: LoanDepot park
    Astros vs Marlins Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -130 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Marlins?

    • TV Channel: BSFL

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros are ninth in MLB play with 156 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • Houston has the 13th-ranked batting average in MLB (.251).
    • The Astros’ .324 on-base percentage is 12th in baseball.
    • Houston’s batters strike out 7.9 times per game, the fifth-lowest average in MLB.
    • The Astros average 1.4 home runs per game when playing away from home this season (89 total in road outings).
    • Houston is averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game while slugging .426 on the road.
    • On the road this season the club averages 8.9 hits per game and is batting .253.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker leads Houston with 129 hits and an OBP of .377, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .521. He’s batting .296.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, he is 12th in batting average, 14th in on-base percentage, and 10th in slugging.
    • Alex Bregman is batting .249 with 16 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 68 walks. He’s slugging .410 with an on-base percentage of .349.
    • He ranks 94th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and 97th in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Yordan Alvarez is batting .272 with a .560 slugging percentage and 64 RBI this year.
    • Alvarez has recorded at least one base hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .176 with a double, four walks and two RBI.
    • Jeremy Pena has been key for Houston with 106 hits, an OBP of .313 plus a slugging percentage of .375.

    Marlins Stats & Trends

    Marlins Batting

    • The Marlins rank 27th in Major League Baseball with just 115 home runs as a team.
    • Miami has a team batting average of .261 this season, which ranks fourth among MLB teams.
    • The Marlins have the 17th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.317).
    • Miami has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the seventh-best strikeout rate (8.0 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • In 63 games at home this season, they’ve hit 51 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • Miami has a team slugging percentage of .410 in home games this season with 172 extra-base hits.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .275 with 9.2 base hits per contest.

    Marlins Key Batters

    • Luis Arraez has racked up an on-base percentage of .407 and a slugging percentage of .468. Both lead the Marlins. He’s batting .363.
    • He ranks first in batting average, third in on-base percentage and 40th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Jorge Soler is hitting .244 with 20 doubles, 30 home runs and 52 walks. He’s slugging .505 with an on-base percentage of .332.
    • He is 104th in batting average, 66th in on-base percentage and 20th in slugging percentage in MLB.
    • Bryan De La Cruz has 26 doubles, 16 home runs and 33 walks while hitting .260.
    • Josh Bell is batting .242 with 21 doubles, 16 home runs and 49 walks.

    Astros vs. Marlins Probable Pitchers

    Justin Verlander (HOU) Pitcher Jesús Luzardo (MIA)
    7 – 6 W/L 8 – 7
    107.1 IP 133.2
    3.19 ERA 3.91
    1.146 WHIP 1.242
    7.7 K/9 10.6
    2.8 BB/9 2.6

    Astros vs. Marlins Injury Updates

    • Astros: José Abreu: 10 Day IL (Back), Phil Maton: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Michael Brantley: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jose Altuve: day-to-day (Knee)
    • Marlins: Huascar Brazoban: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), JT Chargois: 15 Day IL (Rib), Trevor Rogers: 60 Day IL (Forearm ), Matt Barnes: 60 Day IL (Hip), Jonathan Davis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Tommy Nance: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Max Meyer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Anthony Bender: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Astros and Marlins (Last 10 Games)

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