Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros - 9/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (84-53) at Seattle Mariners (69-69)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
L McCullers (7-3) (3.92) vs. M Leake (8-12) (4.14)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +130 / Houston Astros -140 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: RTNW, ATSW
Out at Safeco Field on Wednesday, the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners will be finishing up their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, the Astros managed a 6-2 victory. On Tuesday, the Astros scored twice in the seventh inning on the way to a 3-1 win.
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For Wednesday’s game, the Astros will be bringing out RHP Lance McCullers. In his 105.2 innings and 7-3 record this year, McCullers has a 3.92 ERA with 118 Ks and 36 BBs.
Houston has some big hitters this year. Jose Altuve brought 183 hits, 95 runs, 21 homers and 72 RBI into Tuesday, while George Springer had 137 hits, 96 runs, 31 homers and 74 RBI. On Tuesday, Springer and Altuve combined to go 0-for-6.
Over on the Mariners’ side, they’re going with RHP Mike Leake on Wednesday. In his 161.0 innings and 8-12 record this year, Leake has a 4.14 ERA with 110 Ks and 36 BBs.
Seattle has some solid bats too. Robinson Cano had 137 hits, 68 runs, 21 homers and 84 RBI heading into Tuesday, while Jean Segura had 137 hits, 69 runs and 37 RBI. Cano had three hits on Tuesday; Segura went 0-for-4.
The Astros are 5-2 in their last seven during game three of a series and 30-12 in their last 42 Wednesday games. Houston is also 4-1 in McCullers’ last five Wednesday starts and 0-5 in McCullers’ last five starts.
Meanwhile, the Mariners are 13-6 in their last 19 Wednesday games and 1-5 in their last six home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600. The over is 4-0 in the Mariners’ last four during game three of a series and the Mariners are 5-2 in their last seven home games.
McCullers has been having a rough go of things lately, giving up 20 earned runs combined over his last four starts. He’s only made it through the fifth inning in one of those outings. As for Leake, he coughed up 18 earned over a span of three starts, but did well against Oakland with two earned in 7.0 innings in his last outing. I’m not wild about either pitcher here, so I’m going to pick based on offense. I like the Astros a little better, but the play just might be the over.