Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners - 7/17/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (45-47) at Houston Astros (62-30)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 17, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Ariel Miranda (7-4) (4.15) vs. L McCullers (7-2) (3.06)
The Line: Houston Astros -201 / Seattle Mariners +186 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners collide in MLB baseball at Minute Maid Park on Monday.
The Seattle Mariners are well behind in the AL West race so their focus is on capturing a Wild Card. The Mariners have been on a bit of a run with four consecutive victories after a 7-6, ten inning win at the Chicago White Sox on Sunday with solid offense and work out of the pen leading the way. M’s starter Andrew Moore was charged with five runs on six hits including three homers over three frames before five of the six relievers that saw action putting up zeros. Seattle totaled ten hits and two free passes with Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz going solo while Danny Valencia went 2-5 with a homer and three RBI’s. The Seattle Mariners give Monday’s starting assignment at the Houston Astros to Ariel Miranda. Miranda struggled in a 9-6 loss to the Kansas City Royals last time out with six runs given up on five hits including a pair of homers in five innings of work.
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The Houston Astros have all but wrapped up the American League West but they want to stay sharp. The Astros have looked sharp with wins in three of four following a 5-3 win versus visiting Minnesota on Sunday behind great pitching and plenty of scoring. Stros starter Mike Fiers improved to 6-4 with a pairof runs given up on four hits including two solo homers while striking out eleven through seven innings of work. Houston did their damage on seven hits and four bases on balls with Norichika Aoki going 2-3 with a pair of RBI’s while Jake Marisnick driving in a run and scoring. The Houston Astros will be starting Lance McCullers against the Seattle Mariners Monday for the third time in 2017. McCullers comes off of a 7-4 road loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with six runs allowed (five earned) on nine hits and two BB in 4.1 frames.
The under is 7-2-2 in Seattle last 11 Monday games and the under is 7-3-1 in Miranda’s last 11 road starts while the under is 7-3-1 in Miranda’s last 11 starts overall. The over is 9-1-1 in Houston last 11 overall and Houston are 7-1 in their last 8 Monday games while the under is 19-7-2 in Houston last 28 Monday games. Seattle are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Houston.
The Mariners come to Minute Maid Park playing well but the Astros are always playing well…