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Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/12/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners (68-50) at Houston Astros (73-45)
Date & Time Sunday August 12, 2018, 2:10 PM (EDT)
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MLB | Seattle Mariners (68-50) at Houston Astros (73-45)
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The Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros meet Sunday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Seattle Mariners have won six of their last 10 games when scoring at least three runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 137 hits and 55 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 234 hits and 97 RBI. The Seattle Mariners didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was posted.

The Houston Astros could use a win here after losing four of their last six games. The Astros have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Houston Astros have lost seven of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 134 hits and 46 RBI while Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel have combined for 230 hits and 128 RBI. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, and he is 9-9 with a 3.53 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 8-5 with a 2.70 ERA and 87 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games, 6-1 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 2-7 in their last 9 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Astros are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series, 40-19 in Keuchels last 59 home starts and 7-1 in Keuchels last 8 starts. The Mariners are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings, the Astros are 5-2 in Keuchels last 7 starts vs. Mariners and 5-2 in Keuchels last 7 home starts vs. Mariners.

The injuries are clearly catching up to the Houston Astros, as the offense can't produce runs and all of a sudden the AL West is getting a little interesting when this division looked wrapped up a few weeks ago. The Mariners are probably the right pick in this situation, but Keuchel at home is usually the safe bet. While Keuchel hasn't been lights out like he's been in past years, he's still allowed three or less runs in nine of his last 10 starts, and the Astros have wn 67.7 percent of his last 59 home starts. I'll take the home team to get a much needed victory.

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