Houston Astros (6-6) at Seattle Mariners (8-5)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:10 pm (T-Mobile Park)
Jose Urquidy (0-1) (5.23) vs. Yusei Kikuchi (0-0) (3.75)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +115 / Houston Astros -125 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Houston Astros need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Astros have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last five games. The Astros are 0-4 this season when scoring three or less runs. Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with 18 hits and five RBI while Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve have combined for 28 hits and 11 RBI. Jose Urquidy gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Urquidy’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Mariners have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Mitch Haniger leads the Mariners with 17 hits and 10 RBI while Kyle Seager and Ty France have combined for 27 hits and 15 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.75 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Kikuchi is 0-2 with a 6.46 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 61-22 in their last 83 during game 1 of a series and 42-11 in their last 53 games following an off day. The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 4-9 in their last 13 games following a win. The over is 5-1 in Astros last 6 road games. The over is 6-2 in Mariners last 8 overall. The Astros are 35-16 in the last 51 meetings in Seattle and 40-14 in the last 54 meetings.
The Houston Astros are going to be favored based on reputation and their dominance over the Mariners the past couple seasons. However, we're getting a red hot Seattle Mariners team at home with a pitcher in Yusei Kikuchi who is off to a strong start. While I'm not sure the Mariners can keep this hot streak up over the course of the season, there's value with the plus money based on how they're playing. Give me the M's.