Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners - 6/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (37-22) at Houston Astros (37-24)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
J Paxton (4-1) (3.13) vs. D Keuchel (3-7) (3.65)
The Line: Houston Astros -130 / Seattle Mariners +120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners visit the Houston Astros in a Tuesday night MLB matchup.
The surging Seattle Mariners sit atop the AL West thanks to a four game winning streak capped off by a 2-1 win versus Tampa Bay on Sunday. Seattle rode their pitching with Felix Hernandez allowing the lone run on five hits through eight innings where he struck out seven.
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The Mariners did their damage on four hits and a walk with Denard Span and Dee Gordon recording RBI singles in the 8th that plated Andrew Romine and Guillermo Heredia.
Seattle opens their series at Minute Maid Park with left hander James Paxton on the hill. Paxton comes off of a 7-6 loss (ND) with a pair of runs scoring on four hits and four BB in a five inning stint.
The Houston Astros look to get back in the win column following back to back losses to Boston. Houston dropped a 9-3 decision on Sunday night with Charlie Morton allowing six runs over 5.1 frames before Collin McHugh and Ken Giles gave up a combined three runs.
The Astros were held to five hits and four walks with George Springer clubbing his 13th homer. Houston saw Alex Bregman drive in two with Max Stassi and Tony Kemp both scoring.
Houston has tabbed left hander Dallas Keuchel as Tuesday’s starter versus Seattle. Keuchel comes in off of a 5-3 loss at the Yankees with four runs plated on seven hits and three BB over five frames.
Under is 12-2 in Seattle last 14 overall and under is 12-2 in Seattle last 14 on grass and Seattle are 13-3 in their last 16 overall. Over is 8-2-1 in Houston last 11 overall and over is 8-2-1 in Houston last 11 on grass and Houston are 37-16 in their last 53 home games. Under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings and Seattle are 10-26 in the last 36 meetings.
There isn’t a decisive edge where either team can exploit a weakness which is why both have impressive records. I don’t see a need to pay juice here in a game that is probably better to watch then bet…