Mariners vs. Astros - 4/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (6-15) at Seattle Mariners (11-9)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
C McHugh (1-3) (7.56) vs. H Iwakuma (0-2) (3.81)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -130 / Houston Astros +120 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners look to sweep the Houston Astros late Wednesday night.
The Houston Astros could use a nice road win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Astros continue to have issues scoring consistently, as Houston has been held to three or less runs in 10 of its last 16 games. The Houston Astros have produced just three runs this series and is 1-9 this year when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 26 hits, Tyler White has 13 RBI and George Springer has four home runs. Collin McHugh gets the nod, and he’s 1-3 with a 7.56 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. McHugh is 5-3 with a 5.48 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Mariners have produced 23 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last six games. The Seattle Mariners are a solid 8-0 this season when producing more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 22 hits, Robinson Cano has 21 RBI and Leonys Martin has four home runs. Hisashi Iwakuma takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 3.81 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 4-4 with a 3.77 ERA and 66 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in McHughs last 5 starts. The Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Iwakumas last 5 home starts. The Astros are 4-1 in McHughs last 5 starts vs. Mariners.
The Astros are the better team and are bound to break out of their funk sooner or later. However, you can't back Houston until simply starts to play better. Right now the Astros have little to no value. Meanwhile, the Mariners are red hot and you have to like them at home for the rather cheap price.