Astros vs. Mariners - 5/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (17-11) at Houston Astros (10-19)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
T Walker (2-1) (1.80) vs. D Fister (2-3) (4.60)
The Line: Houston Astros -110 / Seattle Mariners +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros play game two of their series Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Mariners have produced 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners are tough to beat when their offense shows up, as they’re 13-1 this season when topping three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 33 hits, Kyle Seager has 18 RBI and Nelson Cruz has five home runs. Taijuan Walker gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Walker is 5-1 with a 3.96 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Astros continue to struggle on the offensive end with three or less runs scored in six of their last 10 games. The Houston Astros scored just three runs in Thursday’s loss and have lost eight of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 38 hits, Colby Rasmus has 22 RBI and George Springer has six home runs. Doug Fister takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.60 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Fister is 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 17-6 in Walkers last 23 starts. The Astros are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games. The Mariners are 4-1 in Walkers last 5 road starts vs. Astros.
The Astros continue to struggle with consistency and look nothing like the team that made the playoffs last season. Meanwhile, the Mariners are hot right now and continue to swing the bats well. I'll take the team in better form for even money.