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(0-0) Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros (0-0)
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston Texas
Projected Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Lance McCullers Jr.
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mariners -115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Houston -1.5
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The AL West is perceived to be one of the better divisions in baseball this year, with three teams having a legitimate shot at playoff contention.
The Mariners are one of those teams, a team in win now mode, a well balanced offensive squad with lots of power and lots of speed scattered throughout the lineup.
The area of concern however is their pitching staff, and Hisashi Iwakuma is the epitome of the issues surrounding their pitching staff. At his best, he’s been a Cy Young candidate but durability and consistency could easily derail a start or perhaps an entire season.
The rest of the staff has similar concerns, either because of age or experience levels. The Mariners will score their share of runs, their area of concern will be preventing them.
The Astros took an NBA style approach in tanking to give their team the best chance at a bright future. Rather than be a middling team with no chance at a high level star in the draft, they instead bottomed out for as long as possible.
The returns have been promising and the Astros are now entering their team’s prime for contention. Bite sized 2B Jose Altuve is as good as they come, and he is surrounded by burgeoning stars throughout the lineup.
Lance McCullers, in his two years in the big leagues has been a bright spot for this Astros pitching staff.
He’s posted an identical 3.22 ERA each of the last two years; the test moving forward is carrying a big league load on his arm.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- SEA are 10-2 in their last 12 road games
- HOU are 3-8 in their last 11 home game
- Over is 19-8-2 in the last 29 meetings in Houston
Free Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Both teams are competitive and primed to make a run at the division crown, the Astros however are a more well rounded group and McCullers projects as a better pitcher this year than Iwakuma.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 8.5
Iwakuma is either really good or really bad, he had a rough spring and makes his first start of the year against a well rounded Astros lineup. I expect Iwakuma to get ran early and for the bullpen to have to save grace, take the over.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Seattle 3 – Houston 7
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