Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros 9/8/14 MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction
Houston Astros (63-80) at Seattle Mariners (77-64)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Brad Peacock (R) (4-6) (4.721) vs. Felix Hernandez (R) (14-5) (2.184)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -270 / Houston Astros +245 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Houston, ROOT-Northwest
The Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros face off on Monday in Seattle in game one of their series.
The Seattle Mariners are in third place in the AL West but right now that is good enough for the final Wildcard spot in the American League. The Mariners are 36-36 at home, 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they took a loss on Sunday. As a team the Mariners are hitting .247 with Robinson Cano hitting .319, Kyle Seager hitting .280, and Austin Jackson hitting .252. The Seattle pitching staff has an ERA of 3.03 with the starters at 3.34 and the bullpen at 2.42. For game one against the Astros Seattle starts Felix Hernandez who is having the best year of his career. For the season Hernandez has allowed 148 hits and 50 earned runs while striking out 209 over 206 innings for a 14-5 record and a 2.18 ERA.
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The Houston Astros have been up and down this season but from where they are coming from in recent years they are on the way up. The Astros are 28-41 on the road, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a win on Sunday. As a team the Astros are hitting .241 with Jose Altuve hitting .340, Dexter Fowler hitting .271, and Chris Carter hitting .235. The Astros pitching staff has an ERA of 4.28 with the starters at 3.98 and the bullpen at 4.90. For Monday’s game the Astros start brad Peacock who got the win in his last start. For the season Peacock has allowed122 hits and 66 earned runs while striking out 104 over 118.2 innings for a 4-8 record and a 5.01 ERA.
Seattle is 11-3 in Monday games, 9-4 in their last 13 games as a home favorite and 8-3 in Hernandez’s last 11 starts as a home favorite. Houston is 5-1 against the AL West, 2-8 in their last eight road games with the total set at 6.5 or lower, and 2-6 in Peacock’s last eight road starts. Houston is 2-7 in their last nine games against Seattle.
The Mariners are just too strong here and with King Felix pitching the line is almost unplayable.
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