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

Game
Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners
Date & Time Thursday June 6, 2019, 3:40 PM (EDT)
Location
T-Mobile Park
Seattle, Washington
The Line
The Line: Houston Astros -185 / Seattle Mariners +170 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
RTNW, ATSW
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The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners meet Thursday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.

The Houston Astros look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Astros have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Houston Astros have won nine straight games when scoring more than one run. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 77 hits and 38 RBI while Josh Reddick and Alex Bregman have combined for 123 hits and 63 RBI. Justin Verlander gets the ball, and he is 9-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Verlander is 13-9 with a 3.24 ERA and 179 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Mariners have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 64 hits and 44 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 106 hits and 73 RBI. Tommy Milone gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Milone is 1-2 with a 5.74 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 36-17 in their last 53 vs. American League West, 24-5 in Verlander's last 29 road starts and 42-18 in Verlander's last 60 starts. The Mariners are 7-20 in their last 27 home games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 3-13 in their last 16 vs. American League West. The Astros are 39-18 in the last 57 meetings in Seattle and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-2-1 in Mariners last 8 overall. The under is 10-1 in Verlander's last 11 starts overall.

The Seattle Mariners actually looked like an MLB team last night, but one game doesn't change much on the outlook of this team and they've won back-to-back games just once since April 27. Verlander continues to be one of the more consistent pitchers in baseball, as he's allowed 22 runs in 87.1 innings and is allowing a .147 batting average. In 119 at bats against current Mariners hitters, Verlander is allowing a .202 batting average with 33 strikeouts. Verlander is also 18-5 in his last 23 games as a favorite. Give me the Astros. 

Pick:
Houston Astros -185

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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