Houston Astros (62-40) vs. Seattle Mariners (54-47)
July 28, 2021 3:40 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Mariners +120 / Houston Astros -130; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park. The Astros look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Mariners look for a win after winning six of their last nine games.
The Houston Astros have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Astros have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with 105 hits and 59 RBI while Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve have combined for 201 hits and 94 RBI. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 4.23 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 1-4 with a 4.63 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Mariners have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. JP Crawford leads the Mariners with 100 hits and 31 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Ty France have combined for 191 hits and 106 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 6-5 with a 3.95 ERA and 117 strikeouts this season. Kikuchi is 1-2 with a 5.26 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 8-2 in their last 10 Wednesday games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 20-8 in their last 28 games as an underdog. The under is 6-2 in Astros last 8 during game 3 of a series. The under is 5-2 in Mariners last 7 overall. The Astros are 44-18 in the last 62 meetings.
Yusei Kikuchi hasn’t looked good this month, allowing 28 hits and 16 runs in his last 23 innings. The Astros should be favored. However, the Mariners are a team I’ve been talking about a lot over the last month or so and we’ve made some nice coin getting them in these plus money spots. A loss here and there doesn’t knock me off the ledge. I’m going to once again back the Mariners.