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Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/10/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Mariners (66-50) at Houston Astros (73-43)
Date & Time Friday August 10, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Houston Astros -206 / Seattle Mariners +191 --- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
ATSW, RTNW
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MLB | Seattle Mariners (66-50) at Houston Astros (73-43)
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The Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros meet Friday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The Seattle Mariners look for another victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Seattle Mariners have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 137 hits and 55 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 232 hits and 96 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 8-7 with a 4.16 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Leake is 6-6 with a 3.72 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Astros. 

The Houston Astros look for a victory here after winning six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Houston Astros have won four of their last five games when scoring more than two runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 134 hits and 46 RBI while Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel have combined for 228 hits and 127 RBI. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he is 10-4 with a 2.64 ERA and 202 strikeouts this season. Cole is 2-1 with a 1.19 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games, 6-2 in Leakes last 8 road starts and 11-5 in Leakes last 16 starts. The Astros are 43-20 in their last 63 Friday games, 6-1 in Coles last 7 home starts and 17-6 in Coles last 23 starts. The Mariners are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Houston, 8-20 in the last 28 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Seattle Mariners won last night, but they've still been one of the more shaker teams in the second half of the season. Leake has also been more than hittable this season, which includes a .278 allowed batting average on the season and a .282 allowed batting average on the road. Cole has allowed three or less runs in seven of his last eight starts and has an ERA of 2.52 with an allowed batting average of .170 at home this season. Even with the injuries piling up, the Astros have to like their chances in this game. I'll take the RL to increase the value of the bet.

Pick:
Houston Astros -1.5

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