Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 4 (5/4): MLB

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 4 (5/4): MLB

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Odds

Time 2:10 p.m. EST
Mariners money line +156
Mariners run line +1.5 (-130)
Astros money line -190
Astros run line -1.5 (+110)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  Seattle Mariners Houston Astros
Record 12-12 13-11
Road / home record 5-10 4-4
Last 10 record 4-6 7-3
Streak L2 W2
Over / under record 11-13 7-17
Runs / game 4.43 3.70
Runs allowed / game 3.70 3.74

 

Preview

The Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners will play the 3rd game of the series at the Minute Maid Park on Wednesday. The Astros won the 2nd game to secured the series. Yordan Alvarez and Jose Altuve each hit a solo homer and rookie Jeremy Peña had two RBI to help Baker hit the milestone with Houston's 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle Mariners

The Mariners get here with a 12-12 record and have lost 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.43 runs and allowing 3.70 runs per game. JP Crawford is batting for a .357 AVG. Ty France has 5 home runs and 21 RBI.

Flexen yielded two hits and a run while walking three in five innings. He fell to 0-5 in six career starts against the Astros.

Probable Pitcher: Matt Brash (1-2, 6.88 ERA)

Brash will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Mariners. Brash took the loss Friday against the Marlins, giving up six earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three in two innings. He already faced the Astros earlier this season and earned the win allowing 2 runs across 5.1 innings.

Houston Astros

The Astros get here with a 13-11 record and have won 6 of their last 8 games. The team is averaging 3.70 runs per game and are allowing 3.74 runs. Kyle Tucker has 4 home runs 15 RBI. Michael Brantley is batting for .272 avg and Yordan Alvarez has 8 home runs.

Cristian Javier (2-0) allowed two hits over 5 1/3 innings in his second start after opening the season in the Houston bullpen.

Probable Pitcher:  Justin Verlander (2-1, 1.73 ERA)

Verlander will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Astros. Verlander earned the victory and pitched seven innings, striking out eight and allowing one run on four hits in a 3-2 win Thursday over Texas. He threw 8 scoreless innings against the Mariners earlier in the season and took the win.

BETTING TRENDS

Seattle are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Seattle are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Houston..

Houston are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home.

Prediction

The Mariners lost the first 2 games of this series to zero runs and it won't get any easier as they'll have to face Justin Verlander who held them to no runs across 8 innings 2 weeks ago while the Mariners will send Bash to the mound who's coming from allow 6 runs in his last start. Take the Astros for the sweep.

PICK: Astros -1.5 (+110)

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