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Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros - 6/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (41-28) at Seattle Mariners (30-37)

MLB Baseball: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)

L McCullers (3-1) (2.00) vs. Roenis Elias (3-4) (3.67)

The Line: Seattle Mariners -113 / Houston Astros +103 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-Southwest

The Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros face off on Friday in Seattle in game one of their series of American League West teams.

The Seattle Mariners were one of the favorites to win the AL West this season but with the schedule nearing the halfway point they find themselves in fourth place in the division. The Mariners are 14-20 at home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and 9.5 games behind the Astros in the standings. As a team the Mariners are hitting .233 with Nelson Cruz hitting .309, Kyle Seager hitting .272, and Logan Morrison hitting .254. The Mariners pitching staff has an ERA of 3.79 with the starters at 3.84 and the bullpen at 3.69. For game one against the Astros the Mariners start Roenis Elias who has allowed 60 hits and 25 earned runs while striking out 45 over 61.1 innings for a 3-4 record and a 3.67 ERA.

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros - 6/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Astros have gotten hot again and they continue to lead the AL West. The Astros are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 17-14 on the road, and they are 3.5 games ahead of the Rangers in the standings. As a team the Astros are hitting.240 with Jose Altuve hitting .287, George Springer hitting .274, Evan Gattis hitting .231. The Astros pitching staff has an ERA of 3.64 with the starters at 4.14 and the bullpen at 2.61. For game one against the Mariners the Astros start Lance McCullers who has allowed 22 hits and eight earned runs while striking out 40 over 36 innings for a 3-1 record and a 2.00 ERA.

Seattle is 2-7 at home against a team with a winning record, 2-9 in their last 11 home games, and 0-7 in Elias’ last seven home starts. Houston is 4-0 in their last four games, 4-1 against the AL West, and 2-7 in their last nine road games. Houston is 6-1 in their last seven games against Seattle.

I am looking for a low scoring game and even with the total set at 7 I still like the under. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.

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