The Seattle Mariners are in Houston tonight for the second game of their big four game series versus the division rivals the Houston Astros. The Mariners have played the fairly Astros well of late winning 9 of the last 15 meetings overall but they have struggled in Houston winning just 4 of the last 13 meetings.
Head to Head Trends
Mariners are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Houston.
Over is 16-4-1 in the last 21 meetings in Houston.
Houston Astros (+100)
The Houston Astros are last in the American League West with a 10-19 record 7.5 games out of 1st place. The Astros haven’t exactly got off to a good start this season but it looks like their offense is starting to come around a bit and with their pitching staff who are allowing close to 5 runs per game they really need their offense to be firing on all cylinders.
On the hill for the Astros today is Doug Fister who is 2-3 with a 4.60 ERA on the season. Fister has put together three quality starts in a row and for those that don’t know a quality start is going a minimum of 6 innings while allowing 3 earned runs or less. Fisters last three starts might technically be quality starts but one of them he allowed 7 walks so I wouldn’t exactly call that quality pitching.
Houston Astros Trends
Astros are 5-11 in their last 16 overall.
Astros are 2-8 in their last 10 vs. American League West.
Seattle Mariners (-110)
The Seattle Mariners are 1st in the American League West with a 17-11 record 2.5 games clear of the 2nd place Texas Rangers. The Mariners have played great on the road so far this season winning 12 of 16 games but that’s nothing new for the Mariners as they have actually had better road records then home records in both of the last 2 seasons.
Taking the mound for the Mariners in this one of Taijuan Walker who is 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA in 5 starts this season. Walker has been awesome so far this season he hasn’t allowed more then 2 earned runs in a start and he has walked just 3 batters total versus 29 strikeouts.
Seattle Mariners Trends
Mariners are 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
Mariners are 9-2 in Walkers last 11 road starts.
I like the Seattle mariners over the Astros again tonight. The Mariners are really hitting the ball well right now and they’re also pitching great especially their bullpen who have just a 1.61 ERA over their last 10 games.
Free Pick: Seattle Mariners -110