Astros vs. Mariners - 5/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (17-12) at Houston Astros (11-19)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
N Karns (3-1) (3.81) vs. D Keuchel (2-4) (5.11)
The Line: Houston Astros -154 / Seattle Mariners +144 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros play game three of their series Saturday night.
The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners are tough to beat when their offense shows up, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 34 hits, Nelson Cruz has 16 RBI and Kyle Seager has six home runs. Nathan Karns gets the ball, and he’s 3-1 with a 3.81 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Karns is 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Astors have scored 25 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in three of their last four games. The Houston Astros offense has been a hit or miss this season, but they have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 38 hits, Colby Rasmus has 24 RBI and George Springer has six home runs. Dallas Keuchel takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 5.11 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 4-5 with a 3.14 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-0 in Karns' last 4 starts. The Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-4 in Keuchels last 5 starts. The Mariners are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Houston.
The Astros have the advantage in this matchup with Keuchel on the hill, and it may be safe to start trusting Houston again after the offense is putting up numbers. I'll take the Astros at home.