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(82-73) Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros (82-74)
Date: Monday September 26, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Collin McHugh
MLB Moneyline Odds: Houston -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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Not only are the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros divisional rivals, they are also neck and neck in a battle for an American League Wild Card spot.
Monday will be the first of a three game series in which both of these teams need to win in order to make a postseason push. The Astros won game four of a series against the Angels 4-1.
It was the only win Houston was able to take out of the four game series. The Mariners spent Sunday winning the rubber match of a series with the Minnesota Twins 4-3.
Houston has won 6 of their last 10 games with the three previous losses all coming at Minute Maid Park. Going into Sunday, the Astros were three games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the second Wild Card spot.
The Houston bullpen has been terrible lately and gave up nine runs in two innings Saturday after entering the 8th with a 4-1 lead.
The Astros will have Collin McHugh on the hill Monday trying to improve his record to 13-10 in his 32nd start. Throughout his 170 innings of work this season, McHugh holds a 4.61 ERA with a 1.453 WHIP.
He hasn’t taken a loss in his last sevens starts on the mound. In his last start on Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics, McHugh allowed two runs off of six hits in 5.2 innings.
If the Mariners want to keep their post season chances alive, they can’s afford any more losses, especially like the one they took Saturday to a team with a record under .500.
Seattle entered Sunday’s action 2.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the last American League Wild Card spot.
Hisashi Iwakuma will be on the mound Monday for the Mariners in Houston.
He currently has a record of 16-12 and enters the game with a 4.04 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. He has been given a loss in 5 of his last 7 starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Mariners are 7-1 in their last 8 games on the road.
- Seattle is 9-2 in their last 11 against the American League West.
- Houston has only won 2 of their previous 10 home games against a team with a winning record.
- The Astros have only won one of their last seven games at home.
Free Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Both of these teams could say that their Wild Card hopes all comes down to this series. Although it will take more than winning this one, losing two of the next three would put either team out of contention.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Seattle ML and Under 8.5
After losing their last three, Houston needs to get back on track in a good way and Monday could be a great way to start.
McHugh has been building momentum on the mound and will need to keep things going in a positive direction against the Seattle bats, but I think Houston will come out on top in game 1.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Seattle 2-5 Astros
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