Mariners vs. Astros - 4/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (6-14) at Seattle Mariners (10-9)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
D Keuchel (2-2) (3.71) vs. N Karns (1-1) (5.28)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +135 / Houston Astros -145 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Houston Astros could use a nice bounce back win after losing six of their last seven games. The Astros offense continues to let them down, as they scored just two runs in Monday’s loss and three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Houston Astros are now just 1-8 this season when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 26 hits, Colby Rasmus has 18 RBI and George Springer has four home runs. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.71 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 4-4 with a 2.68 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Mariners continue to rely on a pitching staff that struck out 13 batters on Monday and has allowed three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Seattle Mariners are 7-4 this season when they allow three or less runs. Offensively, Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 20 hits, Robinson Cano has 15 RBI and Leonys Martin has four home runs. Nathan Karns takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 5.28 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Karns’ second career game against the Astros.
The Astros are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 35-17 in Keuchels last 52 starts. The Mariners are 12-5 in their last 17 Tuesday games and 0-5 in their last 5 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The over is 19-7-2 in the last 28 meetings.
The Astros do have the better pitcher on the mound here, but Keuchel has been unbeatable this season by any means. Houston also continues to struggle offensively, while the M's have been consistent pitching. I'll take a stab with the plus money and the home team.