Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners - 9/22/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Houston Astros (27-26) at Seattle Mariners (23-30)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:10 pm (T-Mobile Park)
Framber Valdez (4-3) (3.68) vs. Ljay Newsome (0-1) (6.35)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +160 / Houston Astros -174 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners face off on Tuesday in an American League West showdown at T-Mobile Park.In the first game of this series it was the Astros who struggled to score again and that led to the Mariners winning.
The Houston Astros have some major issues scoring and if it continues into the playoffs they are going to have some issues. Over the last six games they haven't scored more than three runs and if that continues into the playoffs, they will be out quickly. Kyle Tucker has been one of the real bright spots for this team hitting nine home runs and driving in 41 RBI’s. The Astros can’t score one or two runs in this game and expect to come away with a victory.
On the other side of this matchup is the Mariners who aren’t a playoff team, but they have played a little better the last month. Coming into this game they have won two of their last three games and their pitching staff has to feel good about themselves after what they did on Monday. On Monday the best offensive player for the Mariners was Evan White who had one hit and drove in three RBI’s.
Framber Valdez will get the start for the Astros and coming into this game he sits with a 4-3 record and an ERA of 3.82.
Ljay Newsome will get the start for the Mariners and coming into this game he sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 6.35.
The Astros are 2-11 in their last 13 road games. The over is 9-3 in the Mariners last 12 games on grass. The over is 8-2 in the Mariners' last 10 games as an underdog. The Astros are 39-12 in their last 51 meetings against the Mariners. The Astros are 36-15 in the last 51 meetings in Seattle.
The Mariners might not have an advantage on the mound, but the Astros offense is terrible and that will continue in this game. This is going to be an ugly game, but the Mariners will find a way to come away with a victory.