Astros vs. Mariners - 6/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (27-34) at Houston Astros (35-27)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Roenis Elias (3-3) (2.79) vs. L McCullers (2-1) (2.32)
The Line: Houston Astros -128 / Seattle Mariners +118 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, ROOT-SW, MLB
The Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Mariners have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 76 hits and 40 RBI while Kyle Seager and Logan Morrison have combined for 57 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have won six of their last eight road games. Roenis Elias gets the ball, and he’s 3-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Elias is 0-1 with a 2.60 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Astros have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Astros have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 72 hits and 27 RBI while Evan Gattis and George Springer have combined for 60 RBI. The Houston Astros have won five of their last eight home games. Lance McCullers takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.32 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be McCullers’ first career game against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 7-15 in Elias' last 22 starts. The Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 10-4 in their last 14 Sunday games. The Mariners are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Houston.
Neither team has been putting runs up lately with any type of success. That's why I'm taking the under in this spot, especially with both pitchers throwing the ball fairly well this season. Under has to be the play in this spot.