Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/30/14
Seattle Mariners (43-38) at Houston Astros (35-47)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Hisashi Iwakuma (R) (5-4) (3.480) vs. Collin McHugh (R) (4-6) (2.862)
The Line: Houston Astros -105 / Seattle Mariners -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, CSN-HOU
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners will begin a three-game series on Monday night.
The Mariners have won seven of their last nine games and are six games above a .500 record. The Mariners pitching staff has gotten the job done at a high level, allowing three or less runs in six of their last eight games. Overall, the Mariners have an ERA of 3.28, fifth best in the majors. Offensively, Kyle Seager has 16 hits in his last eight games and Robinson Cano has 10 hits in his last 10 games. Hisashi Iwakuma gets the nod, and he’s 5-4 with a 3.48 ERA and has 55 strikeouts in 75 innings. Iwakuma is 3-2 with a 2.72 ERA in six career starts against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros have lost 10 of their last 15 games and are 11 games below a .500 record. The Astros offense has produced three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games and have lost six of their last seven games when that’s the case. George Springer has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and Jose Altuve has 20 hits in his last 10 games. The Astros pitching staff has 4.06 ERA, 23rd in the majors. Collin McHugh gets the nod, and he’s 4-6 with a 2.86 ERA and has 81 strikeouts in 72.1 innings. McHugh is 1-1 with a 4.22 ERA in two career starts against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter and 9-3 in their last 12 road games. The Astros are 3-7 in McHughs last 10 starts and 1-4 in McHughs last 5 home starts. The Mariners are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Houston.
Hard not to side with the Mariners with the way they've been playing, especially when battling against a horrible Houston quad. This price is a steal.