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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros 8/21/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Seattle Mariners (66-57) and the Houston Astros (72-50) will duel in Game 2 of a three-game weekend battle at the Minute Maid Park in Houston on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 4:10 PM ET. Seattle just ended a three-game set with a 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers this midweek. The Mariners scored 3-1 in the first two installments and snatch a one-run triumph at 9-8 in the finale on Thursday. The Mariners snapped their three-game winning streak with a 3-12 defeat to the Houston Astros in Game 1 of a weekend series on Friday. The bullpen combined in allowing 12 earned runs on 15 hits with five walks granted while striking out six Houston batters in the loss. 1B Ty France scored two runs on three hits with one RBI in leading Seattle while 3rd Baseman Kyle Seager added one run on one hit with an RBI in the winning effort for the Mariners.

 

Seattle righty Logan Gilbert will be heading to the pitcher’s rubber to start the second match of a weekend series versus the Astros on Saturday. The right-handed thrower is 5-4 with a 4.42 ERA while awarding 18 bases on balls and struck out a total of 87 hitters this season. Gilbert will be playing his first career game facing Houston.

 

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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Predictions 8/21/2021

 

On Houston’s part, the squad snapped a four-game losing streak after a 6-3 triumph over the Kansas City Royals in the finale of a series on Thursday. However, the Astros lost the series at 1-3 but managed to avoid a series sweep in that win. The Astros continued their success after winning the first installment of a series against the Seattle Mariners at 12-3 on Friday. Houston took an early 12-1 lead after scoring in each of the first five frames to the eventual 12-3 triumph over Seattle. Starting Pitcher Lance McCullers went 6.0 innings of work while giving away two earned runs on five hits with one walk and struck out eight hitters of the Mariners to earn the victory for the ‘Stros. Designated Hitter Yordan Alvarez led the charge with two runs scored on two base hits while driving four RBIs. 1st/3rd Baseman Yuli Gurriel acquired a one-run score on three base hits with two RBIs in the winning effort for the Astros.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Jake Odorizzi will be climbing up the hill to start the second installment of a weekend series against the Mariners on Saturday. In his pro baseball stint this year, the righty thrower is 5-6 with a 4.74 ERA while striking out 62 batters and awarded 25 free bases. In his career start facing Seattle squad, Odorizzi is 2-4 with a 4.68 ERA and struck out 51 hitters of the Mariners.

 

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros. The MLB Pick for this game is Houston -155. The Mariners ranked 21st on the offense and 16th on defense while the Astros ranked 1st on the offense and 6th on defense this season. Houston is the stronger team in this match-up with two successive victories including Game 1 versus Seattle. The Astros have the momentum and the advantage of playing at home on Saturday. The prediction, Houston Astros will win at 6-3.

 

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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros 8/21/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET

 

Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX

 

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021

 

TV: ATSW, SportsNet SW

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -155

 

MLB Totals: 9

 

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