Astros at Mariners 4/16/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners
MLB: 10:10 PM EST
Apr. 16, 2018
Latest Odds : HOU -125 O/U 8
The Houston Astros (10-5, 2nd AL West) begin an American League West series on Monday when they visit the Seattle Mariners (8-4, 3rd AL West). The Astros were beaten on Saturday 6-5 by the Texas Rangers.
The Astros squandered an early five-run lead in the loss. Houston managed five runs, but all were in the fourth inning and the loss spoiled a strong outing by Charlie Morton who struck out 12 Texas batters in six inning allowing six hits and two runs.
Seattle won its fourth straight on Saturday with a 10-8 win over the Oakland Athletics as the Mariners home run parade continues as they went long ball four times on Saturday. The Mariners had 17 hits in their 10-run outburst against A’s pitching.
Jose Altuve is the batting leader for the Astros with 20 hits and a .351 batting average. George Springer leads the team in home runs with three, while Carlos Correa is the RBI leader with 12. Houston has a team batting average of .250, while opposing batters are averaging .225 against Astros pitching. The Astros have not yet announced their starting pitching for Monday’s series opener in Seattle.
Robinson Cano leads Seattle with a .405 batting average and an OBP of.560. Mitch Haniger is the home run leader with four and RBIs leader with 15. Seattle has a team batting average of .273, while opposing batters are averaging .249 against Mariners pitching. On Monday, Seattle will send James Paxson to the mound. The left-hander is 0-1, with an ERA of 5.74, 21 strikeouts and 6 walks.
Recent Betting Trends:
Houston is 13-3 in its last 16 games against AL West opponents
The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the last 9 Astros games
Seattle is 4-1 in its last 5 home games
The OVER has cashed in 12 of the last 17 Mariners games
Free Betting Pick: Houston Astros -125
Houston has Seattle’s number at Safeco Field. The Astros have won each of their last 5 games at Seattle and overall have won 23 of their last 32 games versus the Mariners overall. Starting Pitching match-up looks like toss-up but Astros own all other advantages. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win 6-3