Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/18/21

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/18/21 Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (7-7) at Seattle Mariners (9-6)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 4:10 pm (T-Mobile Park)

Jake Odorizzi (0-1) (13.50) vs. Justus Sheffield (0-1) (4.91)

The Line: Seattle Mariners -110 / Houston Astros -110 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.

The Houston Astros need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Astros have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Astros have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with 19 hits and five RBI while Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve have combined for 30 hits and 11 RBI. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 1-3 with a 4.24 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Mariners have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Mitch Haniger leads the Mariners with 20 hits and 11 RBI while Ty France and Kyle Seager have combined for 31 hits and 19 RBI. Justus Sheffield gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Sheffield’s second career game against the Astros.

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The Astros are 20-8 in their last 28 Sunday games and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series. The Mariners are 13-3 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games. The over is 4-1 in Astros last 5 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Mariners last 4 Sunday games. The Astros are 35-17 in the last 52 meetings in Seattle and 40-15 in the last 55 meetings.

The Houston Astros offense still can't produce runs this week and they could have easily lost yesterday with their ace on the mound. Jake Odorizzi has not looked good up to this point. Justus Sheffield isn't a pitcher I'm running to the window to back, but the Mariners are playing solid baseball up to this point and the offense looks sharper than the Astros, at least for now. In a pick em game, give me the M's at home.

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Randy’s Pick Seattle Mariners -110

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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