Mariners vs. Astros - 9/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (76-70) at Seattle Mariners (78-68)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
C McHugh (10-10) (4.86) vs. Felix Hernandez (11-5) (3.58)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -151 / Houston Astros +141 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series late Friday night.
The Houston Astros could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Houston Astros offense continues to produce as of late, and they’ve split their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 196 hits, George Springer has 76 RBI and Carlos Correa has 19 home runs. Collin McHugh gets the ball, and he’s 10-10 with a 4.86 ERA and 155 strikeouts this season. McHugh is 8-3 with a 4.39 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to add to their impressive eight-game winning streak. The Mariners have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has shown up big during their streak, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 176 hits, Kyle Seager has 93 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 37 home runs. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 11-5 with a 3.58 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 3-3 with a 3.45 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 9-4 in their last 13 games following an off day and 5-0 in McHughs last 5 starts. The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 7-1 in Hernandezs last 8 starts. The Astros are 7-1 in McHughs last 8 starts vs. Mariners.
The Astros are falling apart down the stretch while the Mariners are the hottest team in baseball right now and have their eyes set on a wild card spot. Add the fact Hernandez is pitching, a guy who has won eight of his last 10 games, and you have to like the Mariners to win their ninth straight game.