Mariners vs. Astros - 9/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (78-70) at Seattle Mariners (78-70)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
D Fister (12-11) (4.17) vs. Ariel Miranda (4-1) (4.10)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -113 / Houston Astros +103 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros look to sweep the Seattle Mariners early Sunday afternoon.
The Houston Astros could use some sort of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Astros have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Houston Astros offense continues to produce daily, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 198 hits, George Springer has 76 RBI and Carlos Correa has 19 home runs. Doug Fister gets the nod, and he’s 12-11 with a 4.17 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. Fister is 4-1 with a 3.46 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Mariners have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners offense has cooled off big time recently, and they’ve lost eight of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 176 hits, Kyle Seager has 93 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 37 home runs. Ariel Miranda takes the hill, and he’s 4-1 with a 4.10 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Miranda’s first career game against the Astros.
The Astros are 2-5 in their last 7 Sunday games and 0-4 in Fisters last 4 starts. The Mariners are 6-14 in their last 20 Sunday games and 8-1 in their last 9 vs. American League West. The Astros are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
The Mariners haven't looked good at all in this series and their offense has gone cold. However, Fister has allowed 16 runs in his last three starts. Hard not to take Seattle at home with the cheap price to avoid the sweep.