Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros - 9/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (82-74) at Seattle Mariners (74-82)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 28, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
L McCullers (5-7) (3.22) vs. Roenis Elias (5-8) (3.94)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +120 / Houston Astros -130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Northwest, ROOT-Southwest
The Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros face off on Monday at Safeco Field for game one of their MLB series of American League West teams.
The Seattle Mariners are playing out the final week of the season with their sights set on next year. The Mariners are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 34-41 at home, and they are 10.5 games out in the AL West. As a team the Mariners are hitting .249 with Nelson Cruz hitting .308, Robinson Cano hitting .281, and Kyle Seager hitting .272. The Mariners pitching staff has an ERA of 4.17 with the starters at 4.19 and the bullpen at 4.14. For game one against the Astros the Mariners start Roenis Elias who has allowed 96 hits and 47 earned runs while striking out 92 over 107.1 innings for a 5-8 record and a 3.94 ERA.
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The Houston Astros remain in a battle for the final Wildcard spot in the American League and it likely won’t be decided if they make it until the very end. The Astros are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 29-46 on the road, and they have a half of a game lead on the Angels in the AL wildcard standings. As a team the Astros are hitting .247 with Jose Altuve hitting .315, Carlos Correa hitting .282, and Marwin Gonzalez hitting .277. The Astros pitching staff has an ERA of 3.58 with the starters at 3.73 and the bullpen at 3.25. For game one in Seattle the Astros start Lance McCullers who has allowed 96 hits and 41 earned runs while striking out 116 over 114.2 innings for a 5-7 record and a 3.22 ERA.
Seattle is 4-10 in game one of a series, 4-1 at home against a team with a winning record, and 2-5 in Elias’ last seven starts. Houston is 14-39 in their last 53 road games, 1-5 in game one of a series, and 0-9 in McCullers’ last nine road starts.
This is do or die time for the Astros and they still have a shot to win the AL West as they are just 2.5 games behind the Rangers so they should be motivated enough to get the win.