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Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros - 6/3/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners
Date & Time Monday June 3, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
T-Mobile Park
Seattle, WA
The Line
Seattle Mariners +125 / Houston Astros -145
TV Channel
ESPN, ROOT-Northwest
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The Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners meet in game one of a four game AL West division set from T-Mobile Park on Monday night.

The Houston Astros will look to keep their momentum going after sweeping the Oakland A’s over the weekend following a 6-4 win in 12 innings in the series finale on Sunday. Yuli Gurriel went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBIs while Derek Fisher had a double and an RBI of his own while going 2 for 5 at the plate. Alex Bregman went 2 for 5 with an RBI and Michael Brantley put a run on the board as well while Myles Straw chipped in three hits to cap off Houston’s offense as a team in the win. Gerrit Cole went six innings, allowing just two runs on four hits while striking out four over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Josh James picked up the win with two perfect innings of relief to improve to 3-0 this season. Corbin Martin will start game one and is 1-1 with a 5.51 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Martin’s first career start against Seattle.

The Seattle Mariners are in dire need of a win after losing three of four against the Angels, including a 13-3 beatdown in the series finale on Sunday. Kyle Seager went 2 for 3 with a solo home run and a double while Tim Beckham and Omar Narvaez each added an RBI as well to round out Seattle’s scoring as a team in the loss. Mallex Smith, Edwin Encarnacion and Domingo Santana each had a base hit as well in the defeat for the M’s. Marco Gonzales took the loss, falling to 5-6 on the year after allowing ten runs on nine hits over just 4.2 innings of work. Wade LeBlanc will start game one and is 2-2 with a 6.99 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. In his career, LeBlanc is 1-1 with a 5.44 ERA and 32 strikeouts against Houston.

Houston is 21-5 in their last 26 division games and 38-15 in their last 53 games overall while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 road games. Seattle is 0-4 in LeBlanc’s last 4 starts and 2-11 in their last 13 division games while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall. Houston is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and 37-17 in the last 54 meetings between these two teams in Seattle.

The plus money would be worth a look considering that LeBlanc has had a reputation of being tough to beat at home dating back to last year. However, the plus money doesn’t hold much value when Seattle keeps finding different ways to lose baseball games over the last month and a half. Martin has been shaky and is looking like the rookie that he is, but the difference is that he has a red-hot Houston offense behind him and I think that’s enough to give Houston the win here, so I’ll lay the juice with the Astros on the road on Monday.

Pick:
Houston Astros -145

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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