Mariners at Astros - 4/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (9-11) at Houston Astros (14-7)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
J Paxton (0-2) (4.58) vs. S Feldman (2-2) (4.81)
The Line: Houston Astros -117 / Seattle Mariners +107 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, ROOT-SW
The Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros begin a four-game series late Thursday night.
The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Mariners have allowed four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Mariners have won six straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 28 hits and 22 RBI while Kyle Seager and Brad Miller have combined for 18 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have won five of their last eight road games. James Paxton gets the ball, and he’s 0-2 with a 6.86 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Paxton’s first career game against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Astros have scored 30 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Astros have won 15 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 33 hits and 15 RBI while George Springer and Jed Lowrie have combined for 21 RBI. The Houston Astros have split their last six games on their home field. Scott Feldman takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.81 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Feldman is 5-6 with a 4.34 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League West and 2-5 in Paxtons last 7 starts. The Astros are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 2-6 in Feldmans last 8 starts. The Mariners are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in Houston and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Astros just can't lose right now and are probably the hottest team in all of baseball. At home, I'm going to keep riding the money train until it stops.