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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros 8/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros 8/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Seattle Mariners will face the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on Sunday August 16, 2020 2:10 P.M, ET. Game 3 of this series is set as the Mariners have a chance to avoid being swept by the Astros. Houston held the Mariners with 1 run in both games taking game 1 at 11-1, and game 2 with a score of 2-1. Seattle needs to take some wins since they are sinking deeper in the American League. The Seattle Mariners are now in 14th place in the American League with a record of 7-15, and are 5th in the AL West Division.

Seattle is having a difficult time against teams in Texas after they lost in a 3 game series against the Rangers 2-1, now they are 2-0 against the Astros. They are now on their 4th straight loss, winning just 2 of their last 6 games. The squad managed only 6 total runs in their last 6 games. Evan White gave the team their only point in game 2 with a solo homer in the 8th. Nick Margevicius took the loss after allowing 2 earned runs in 6 innings pitched to record 0-1 for the season. Kyle Seager is leading the team overall with 23 hits and 19 runs batted in, while Kyle Lewis leads the team with 4 home runs. The Mariners are 23rd in batting average at .225, while making 82 total runs this season which is 18th in the league. Justus Sheffield will take the mound in game 3 for the Mariners. He is now 1-2 with a 5.27 earned run average this year.

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Predictions 8/16/2020

The Astros are in a better spot than the Mariners right now, winning their last series against the Giants 2-1, and have the potential to sweep Seattle in the next game. Houston won 4 of their last 5 games, while scoring 18 runs in their last 3. Yuli Gurriel homered one in the 4th inning to get their 2nd point of the night, which was enough to claim the win. Christian Javier improved to 2-1 after pitching 6 scoreless innings. Alex Bregman leads the team with 21 hits and 14 RBIs, while Yuli Gurriel has 5 bombs. The Astros are 17th in the league in batting average at .241 with an OBP of .335 which is 6th in the league. The Astros are sitting on 7th place in the American League with a 10-10 record, and are 2nd in the AL West Division. Lance McCullers will start for the Astros in the 3rd game. He is 2-1 with a 6.10 ERA in 20.2 innings this season.

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros. MLB’s pick for the game is the Houston Astros. The Astros -240. have the momentum, and they have no plans on hitting the breaks. In game 1 their offense destroyed Seattle with 11 runs, while in game 2 their pitching was on point allowing 3 hits and just 1 run. McCullers has Seattle’s number giving up only 2 runs in their last meeting. Seattle is absolutely terrible in Minute Maid Park winning just 1 of their last 16 games in Houston, while winning just 1 out of 19 games in their last matchups. Houston wins to a predicted score of 7-4.

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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros 8/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM ET

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020

TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -240

MLB Total: 9.5

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