Mariners at Astros 7/17/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros
MLB: 8:10 PM EST
Jul. 17, 2017
Latest Odds : HOU -210 Total 8.5
This season has been dynamite for the Astros who are owners of one of the best records this season and whom are ahead of the playoff race. The Astros will receive the Mariners in the series as the Astros enjoy a massive 61-30 record overall and who are owners of a 7-3 record in the last 10 games. The Astros have been impressive at home with a 28-19 record in Houston. The Mariners on the other hand are 45-47 this season and have been through with great difficulties with a 5-5 record in the last 10 games and a terrible 18-25 record on the road.
Ariel Miranda has been one of the best pitchers in the Mariners rotation so far, taking the team in his shoulders with a 7-4 record and amassing a 4.15 ERA in 18 games started and 104 innings pitched. Miranda in his last 2 starts is 1-0 and the Mariners are 1-1 as he has allowed 6 earned runs over a 12 inning span. In his last start, Miranda gave up the 6 earned runs to the Royals in a 6-9 loss at home.
The Astros on the other hand are doing much better, and Lance McCullers will head to the mound for them. McCullers is 7-2 this season with a 3.05 ERA over his 16 games started and 91.1 innings pitched. In his 16 starts, the Astros are 112-4 this season, in his last 2 starts, McCullers is 0-1 and the Astros are 0-2 as he has allowed 8 earned runs over a 9 inning span. So far McCullers is through a rough stretch.
Recent Betting Trends:
Astros are 4-1 in McCullers Jr.s last 5 starts vs. Mariners.
Under is 5-0-1 in McCullers Jr.s last 6 starts vs. Mariners.
Mariners are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Houston.
Mariners are 5-2 in Mirandas last 7 road starts.
Free Betting Pick: Seattle Mariners +190
Tonight, this will be a massive pitching duel between Miranda and McCullers who have been excellent and have been one of the best pitchers of their respective club. With a great turn of events for the Mariners, they and Miranda will get through with a win. With a great underdog value, the Mariners have a shot at big price. Final Score Prediction, Seattle Mariners win in big upset 5-3.