Astros vs. Mariners - 7/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (43-39) at Houston Astros (43-39)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 4, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
W Miley (6-4) (5.58) vs. L McCullers (3-2) (3.91)
The Line: Houston Astros -156 / Seattle Mariners +146 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros begin a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Mariners have scored 26 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners offense has been on fire lately, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 102 hits, Nelson Cruz has 56 RBI and Kyle Seager has 16 home runs. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he’s 6-4 with a 5.58 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Miley is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Astros have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Houston Astros offense has found its groove, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 113 hits, George Springer has 49 RBI and Carlos Correa has 13 home runs. Lance McCullers takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.91 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. McCullers is 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 8-3 in Mileys last 11 starts. The Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in McCullers' last 5 starts on grass. The Mariners are 5-11 in the last 16 meetings in Houston.
The Houston Astros have been one of the hotter teams in the league this month and are downright scary when their offense is clicking. Miley is more than hittable. I like the Astros to get another victory here.