Mariners at Astros - 5/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (10-12) at Houston Astros (15-7)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
T Walker (1-2) (6.87) vs. C McHugh (3-0) (2.92)
The Line: Houston Astros -140 / Seattle Mariners +130 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, ROOT-SW
The Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros play game three of their four-game series Saturday.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Mariners have split their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 30 hits and 23 RBI while Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano have combined for 19 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have lost five of their last eight games on the road. Taijuan Walker gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 6.86 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Walker is 3-0 with a 2.67 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Astros have allowed seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Astros have won five straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jose Altuve leads Houston with 38 hits and 16 RBI while George Springer and Jake Marisnick have combined for 23 RBI. The Houston Astros have won four of their last five games on their home field. Collin McHugh takes the hill, and he’s 3-0 with a 2.92 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. McHugh is 4-2 with a 4.06 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 2-6 in their last 8 games as an underdog and 1-4 in Walkers last 5 starts. The Astros are 11-1 in their last 12 overall and 11-1 in McHughs last 12 starts. The Mariners are 12-5 in the last 17 meetings in Houston and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.
Would you bet against the Astros right now? With McHugh on the mound? Hell no. Houston has to remain the play until this amazing hot streak cools off.