Seattle Mariners (38-22) at Houston Astros (37-25)
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 6, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Houston Astros -191 / Seattle Mariners +179 --- Over/Under: 8
The Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros meet Wednesday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.
The Seattle Mariners look to keep the ball rolling after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Mariners have allowed three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Seattle Mariners have won 13 straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 80 hits and 38 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 118 hits and 57 RBI. Wade LeBlanc gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. LeBlanc is 0-0 with a 5.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Houston Astros could use a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Astros have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Houston Astros have lost 12 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 84 hits and 29 RBI while George Springer and Alex Bregman have combined for 129 hits and 63 RBI. Lance McCullers Jr. gets the ball, and he is 7-3 with a 3.89 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. McCullers is 6-2 with a 2.75 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 10-1 in LeBlancs last 11 starts. The Astros are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 41-17 in their last 58 Wednesday games and 4-1 in McCullers Jr.s last 5 starts vs. American League West. The Mariners are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Houston, 10-26 in the last 36 meetings and the Astros are 4-1 in McCullers Jr.s last 5 starts vs. Mariners.
We know McCullers is really good at home and should be the favorite, but he's also a pitcher who has allowed 10 hits and nine runs in his last 10.1 innings. LeBlanc doesn't have the sexy name and doesn't get much respect, but he's given up just 13 runs in 45 innings of work this season and is allowing just a .228 batting average on the road. The Seattle Mariners are one of the hottest teams in the league right now and have a pitching staff that has simply been lights out the last two weeks. In terms of value, you have to like the Mariners and the big plus money.