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Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros - 4/12/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners
Date & Time Friday April 12, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
T-Mobile Park
Seattle, Washington
The Line
The Line: Houston Astros -130 / Seattle Mariners +120 -- Over/Under: 9
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The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.

The Houston Astros look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Astros have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Houston Astros have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least one run. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 16 hits and eight RBI while Michael Brantley and Alex Bregman have combined for 29 hits and 11 RBI. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Miley is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners look for another victory to build on their six-game winning streak. The Mariners have scored 19 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 14 of their last 15 games. The Seattle Mariners have set an MLB record for hitting a homer in each of the first 15 games to start a season. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 22 hits and 19 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 36 hits and 24 RBI. Wade LeBlanc gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 4.76 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. LeBlanc is 1-1 with a 5.65 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 7-1 in their last 8 games following an off day, 7-2 in their last 9 vs. American League West and 42-19 in their last 61 road games. The Mariners are 7-0 in their last 7 vs. American League West, 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in LeBlanc's last 5 starts. The Astros are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Seattle and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 5-2 in LeBlanc's last 7 starts overall. The under is 32-15-4 in Astros last 51 road games.

The Houston Astros should be favored based off their reputation and the fact they have a rest advantage. I'm just not trying to step in front of the Seattle Mariners, a team that's torn the cover off the ball in every game and is playing with a level of confidence no other team has right now. The Mariners have also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Astros, so there's some recent history on their side as well. Both teams are playing well and the Astros are the better team on paper, but we're getting plus money with the hottest team in baseball right now. I'll take it. 

Seattle Mariners +120

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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