Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners - 6/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (27-33) at Houston Astros (34-27)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Felix Hernandez (9-2) (2.51) vs. B Oberholtzer (0-1) (3.75)
The Line: Houston Astros +153 / Seattle Mariners -163 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Southwest, ROOT-Northwest
The Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners face off on Friday at Minute Maid Park for game one of their MLB series of American League West teams.
The Houston Astros are in a free fall in the AL West losing their last seven games but they still lead division. The Astros are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 19-13 at home this season, and they have a two game lead on the Rangers in the division standings. As a team the Astros are hitting .233 with Jose Altuve hitting .289, George Springer hitting .254, and Evan Gattis hitting .226. The Astros pitching staff has an ERA of 3.67 with the starters at 4.05 and the bullpen at 2.86. For game one against the Mariners the Astros start Brett Oberholtzer who has allowed 18 hits and five earned runs while striking out eight over 12.0 innings for a 0-1 record and a 3.75 ERA.
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The Seattle Mariners have been a major disappointment this season as they are in fourth place in the AL West standings and look to keep the leaders in their sight. The Mariners are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 14-14 on the road, and they are 6.5 games behind the Astros in the standings. As a team the Mariners are hitting .239 with Nelson Cruz hitting .326, Kyle Seager hitting .280, and Seth Smith hitting .265. As a team the Mariners pitching staff has an ERA of 3.62 with the starters at 3.59 and the bullpen at 3.67. For game one at Houston the Mariners start Felix Hernandez who has allowed 56 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 81 over 82.1 innings for a 9-2 record and a 2.51 ERA.
Houston is 9-0 at home against a right-handed starter, 11-4 in their last 15 home games, and 6-1 in Oberholtzer’s last seven starts in game one of a series. The Mariners are 1-6 against a team with a winning record, 4-1 in their last five Friday games, and 29-10 in Hernandez’s last 39 starts. Seattle has lost their last six games in Houston.
The Astros are bound to end the losing but to do it against King Felix looks to be a tough task and I look for the Mainers to get the best of this one.