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2019 MLB Season
(47-67) Seattle Mariners vs (69-40) Houston Astros
Date: Friday August 2, 2019
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Red Sox: Yusei Kikuchi / Astros: Wade Miley
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -225 | Mariners +207
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: N/A
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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Seattle enters tonight’s contest vs. AL West leader Houston on a 7-2 tear. The Mariners have outslugged Texas and Detroit while building confidence following a rough 1-7 post All Star break stretch.
Meanwhile, unlike this evening’s opponent, Seattle remained quiet on this year’s trade front, choosing to hold assets from a group that is currently rebuilding.
And though the Mariners are streaking, they did lose Wednesday night’s series finale vs. Texas 9-7. The Rangers exploited Seattle’s 28th-ranked pitching staff early and often to move along victorious.
Yusei Kikuchi (4-7, 5.21 ERA), a 28-year-old Japan League veteran, faces down Houston’s high-powered offense tonight.
Kikuchi has found difficulty adjusting to MLB hitting during his rookie season. The LHP is 1-4 over his last five decisions and Seattle has lost nine of Kikuchi’s last eleven decisions.
The Mariners are 9-13 when Kikuchi opens.
On the cusp of World Series contention, Houston bought big at the recent trade deadline. The Stros reeled in Zack Grienke, Aaron Sanchez, Joe Biagini and Martin Maldonado. In exchange for Grienke’s exceptional mound presence, along with the depth pickups, Houston parted ways with three prized prospects and Tony Kemp.
Grienke solidifies Houston’s #4-ranked pitching staff as the stretch run approaches.
And though Oakland topped the Astros 10-4 Wednesday night, Houston is peaking having won ten of their last twelve to open a commanding eight game AL West lead.
All Star Wade Miley (9-4, 3.06 ERA) has been on a tear of late winning four of his last five decisions as Houston is 5-1 in his last six starts.
Miley pitched four innings of three-run ball on April 12 as the Astros downed Seattle 10-6. Houston is 5-1 vs. Seattle this year and 15-7 when Miley opens.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- SEA are 10-31 in their last 41 road games.
- Over is 34-16-1 in SEA last 51 road games.
- SEA are 2-9 in Kikuchis last 11 starts.
- HOU are 10-3 in their last 13 overall.
- HOU are 10-3 in their last 13 games on grass.
- Under is 9-3 in HOU last 12 overall.
- Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Houston.
- SEA are 20-41 in the last 61 meetings.
Free Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Each club meets tonight riding recent success. However, re-invigorated by pennant run deals, and a slew of post All Star break wins, Houston is on another level compared with Seattle. The final score will reflect those intangibles.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 9.5
Though, 1-5 in 2019 vs. Houston, the Mariners will do their share while coming up just short to tip the run total over.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Seattle Mariners 5 – Houston Astros 6
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