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(76-70) Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners (78-68)
Date: Saturday September 17, 2016
Time: 9:10 PM ET
Venue: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Projected Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. James Paxton
MLB Moneyline Odds: Seattle -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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Both of these American League West teams are still in alive in the Wild Card race and every game could have an effect on the outcome, especially in this head to head series.
Game two Saturday night will feature Mike Fiers on the mound for for Houston while the Seattle Mariners will send James Paxton out to start on the hill.
The Seattle Mariners were able to win their previous eight games before the start of this series, including a sweep against the Angels.
On Friday morning, the Mariners were just two games behind the Toronto Blue Jays for the last American League Wild Card spot.
James Paxton will get his 18th start of the season and has a record of 4-6.
He currently carries a 3.97 ERA with a 1.382 WHIP throughout 102 innings in 2016. During his last start, Paxton gave up two runs off of five hits throughout six innings in a no-decisions against the Oakland A’s last Sunday.
Paxton has an ERA of 6.00 with a loss in two career starts against Houston.
The Astros have only been able to win two of their last eight games coming into the series against the Mariners. This has put them four games back of the Blue Jays for a Wild Card appearance.
Mike Fiers will be on the mound for his 28th start of the season. Throughout his 151.1 innings, Fiers has an ERA of 4.64, a 1.388 WHIP, and a record of 10-7.
He has only had one loss in his last five starts which came against the Chicago Cubs last Sunday. He was unable to make it out of the 2nd inning, giving up seven runs off of just as many hits.
Fiers has no record in his two previous starts against Seattle and has a 7.00 ERA.
In his only previous start at Safeco field which was last season, Fiers gave up four runs on five hits in 5.2 innings. He had seven strikeouts compared to just one walk in the outing.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Houston Astros are 2-4 in their previous 6 games against the American League West.
- Houston is 2-4 in their last 6 games
- The Mariners are 8-0 in their last 8 games against the American League West.
- Seattle is 8-0 in their last 8 games overall
Free Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Prediction:
The Seattle Mariners have been bringing the big boy sticks with them to the batter’s box scoring 63 runs in their last ten games. They have won eight in a row and need to pick up some ground in order to make the post season as a wild card.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Seattle ML and game total over 8.5
Momentum goes a long way in the Majors. Seattle has plenty of it right now and I look for it to continue on Saturday night. The Mariners should have no problem winning at home and I think they will put up a lot of points on the board in the process.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 4-9 Mariners
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