Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros - 10/13/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

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The Seattle Mariners will play the Houston Astros in Game 2 of their series at Minute Maid Park on Thursday afternoon. Houston leads the series 1-0.

The Seattle Mariners were 90-72 during the regular season and defeated Toronto in the AL Wild Card Round. Seattle lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 8-7 after holding a 7-3 lead in the eighth inning. The Seattle pitching staff has a 5.74 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .283 opponent batting average this postseason. The Mariners offense has scored 21 runs with a .297 batting average and a .347 on base percentage. Cal Raleigh is batting .417 with one home run and four RBI’s for the Mariners this postseason. The projected starter for Seattle is Luis Castillo, who threw 7.1 scoreless innings against the Blue Jays in the Wild Card round.

The Houston Astros were 106-56 during the regular season and have won five of their last six games. Houston used a two-run homerun by Bregman in the eighth and a three-run homerun by Alvarez in the ninth to complete the comeback win. The Houston pitching staff has a 7.00 ERA, a 1.56 WHIP, and a .351 opponent batting average. The Astros offense has scored eight runs with a .306 batting average and a .359 on base percentage this postseason. Yordan Alvarez is batting .600 with one home run and five RBI’s for the Astros this postseason. The projected starter for Houston is Framber Valdez, who was 17-6 with a 2.82 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 201.1 innings pitched in the regular season.

Seattle is 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games and 5-1 in their last 6 games. The over is 6-1-1 in Seattle’s last 8 games. Houston is 39-13 in their last 52 Thursday games and 8-3 in their last 11 home playoff games. The under is 4-1 in Houston’s last 5 games. The over is 12-5 in these two teams last 17 head to head meetings in Houston.

Seattle looked like they were going to walk into Houston and take Game 1 of the series, but it quickly fell apart in the last two innings. Seattle will turn to Luis Castillo to try and get the train back on the tracks after the disappointing loss. Castillo was dominant in his last outing against Toronto, but will have his hands full with a great Houston lineup. For Houston, Framber Valdez allowed four runs or more in two of his last three starts in the regular season. I like the over in this game.

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

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