The Seattle Mariners (25-31) try to take the series against the Houston Astros (36-20) Wednesday in the finale of a 3-game set at Minute Maid Park. First pitch is set for 6:40 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Mariners vs. Astros odds with MLB picks and predictions.
Astros ace Justin Verlander shut things down Tuesday with 12 Ks in 7 IP after Mariners C Cal Raleigh had a career day Monday with a home run and 4 RBI. Something has to give in this back-and-forth between bitter AL West rivals that had a little extra-curricular activity Monday when benches cleared. Could there be fireworks Wednesday?
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The Mariners won this same pitching matchup just 11 days ago. Urquidy has allowed 3 ER or more in 4 of his last 7 starts, including one against the Mariners. The M’s are improving, led by rookie OF Julio Rodriguez, who went 3-for-5 with a double in that May 28 game. Seattle has won 6 of its last 10, and Houston isn’t the powerhouse it has been in recent years with the 21st-ranked offense. LEAN MARINERS (+120).