Mariners vs. Astros Prediction
Will the Astros hand the Mariners a loss this afternoon when the AL West rivals clash at 2:10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Mariners are -108 money line favorites versus the Astros, who have odds of -102 to win this afternoon at home. With James Paxton set to face Doug Fister in the pitching matchup, the over/under is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
SEATTLE: The Mariners are 6-13 in Paxton's last 19 road starts, are 6-14 in his last 20 starts overall and 2-5 in his last seven starts versus American League West opponents. They're also winless at 0-5 in his last five starts versus a team with a winning record and 0-4 in his last four starts on Wednesday.
HOUSTON: The Astros are 1-4 in Fister's last five home starts versus a team with a winning record, are 1-4 in his last five starts following a team loss in their previous game and are 0-5 in his last five outings versus American League West opponents. Houston is 0-5 in Fister's last five home starts and 0-6 in his last six starts overall as well.
OUR PICK: The Mariners are just 1-5 in their last six games in Houston and 3-9 in their last 12 games overall versus the Astros. Despite their lack of success with Fister on the mound, the Astros are 5-2 in their last seven home games versus a left-handed starter and are 12-5 in their last 17 games versus a left-handed starter overall. On the other side, the Mariners are 9-25 in their last 34 road games versus an opponent with a winning home record.
WEDNESDAY MLB FREE PICK: HOUSTON ASTROS -102