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Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners - 9/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners (74-74) at Houston Astros (89-58)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm (Minute Maid Park)

E Ramirez (5-4) (4.25) vs. D Keuchel (12-4) (3.03)

The Line: Houston Astros -195 / Seattle Mariners +182 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FOX

The Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros meet Saturday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The Seattle Mariners look for a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Mariners have have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads the Mariners with 151 hits and 88 RBI while Jean Segura and Nelson Cruz have combined for 291 hits and 153 RBI. Erasmo Ramirez gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 4.25 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Ramirez is 3-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners - 9/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Astros also need a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Astros have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 14 games. The Houston Astros have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 191 hits and 77 RBI while George Springer and Alex Bregman have combined for 285 hits and 135 RBI. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, and he is 12-4 with a 3.03 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 7-5 with a 2.78 ERA and 83 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games, 1-4 in Ramirezs last 5 starts with 5 days of rest and 2-5 in Ramirezs last 7 starts. The Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 home games, 35-16 in Keuchels last 51 home starts and 16-6 in Keuchels last 22 starts. The Astros are 4-1 in Keuchels last 5 home starts vs. Mariners, the Mariners are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Houston.

Ramriez has been really solid since coming over from Tampa Bay, while Keuchel has been hit or miss since his injury. There's value with the plus money if you're looking for a live underdog on Saturday's card. However, Keuchel has been one of the better pitchers in baseball over the course of the entire season, and he has an ERA of 2.26 along with a .182 batting average at home. It's hard to bet against those numbers. Give me the Astros.

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