Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners - 9/23/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners - 9/23/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (27-27) at Seattle Mariners (24-30)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:40 pm (T-Mobile Park)

Zack Greinke (3-2) (3.90) vs. Nick Margevicius (1-3) (5.35)

The Line: Seattle Mariners +162 / Houston Astros -176 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners face off on Wednesday in an American League West showdown. On Tuesday, it was the Astros who had no issue getting the job done coming away with a 6-1 victory.

The Astros are going to be in the playoffs, but this is a team that expected to win the division, not sneak in with the wild card. The Astros scored six runs on Tuesday, but this is an offense that has been really struggling. During the previous six games they hadn’t scored more than three runs, and when the playoff rolls around, that isn’t going to be enough. Kyle Tucker has been the best offensive player for the Astros hitting nine home runs and driving in 42 RBI’s.

On the other side of this matchup is the Seattle Mariners who have also struggled this season and coming into this game they have lost six of their last eight games. This is a team that is lacking talent with their bats and it has shown all season. Kyle Seager has been a strong point for this team hitting seven home runs and driving in 36 RBI’s.

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Zack Greinke will get the start for the Astros and coming into this game they sit with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 3.90.

The Mariners will send out Nick Margevicius to the mound and coming into this game he sits with a 1-3 record and an ERA of 5.35.

The under is 7-1 in the Astros last eight games as a favorite. The under is 6-1-1 in the Astros last eight games overall. The over is 9-4 in the Mariners last 13 games overall. The Astros are 39-13 in their last 52 meetings against the Mariners.The Astros are 36-16 in their last 52 meetings in Seattle. 

Trusting the Astros is tough, even with Greinke on the mound. In this game look for both teams to run up the score and this game is going to go well over the posted total. In terms of the side it's a lean to the Mariners based on value, but that shouldn't be bet big.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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