Total: 8.00 | -105.00 Under
The Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners are both playing to grab a wild card in the American League. Seattle was shut out in a 6-0 loss to Houston yesterday, but I think we'll see way more action over the plate in tonight's contest.
James Paxton (4-6, 3.97) takes the ball for Seattle. He's not been great lately, posting a 5.75 ERA through his last four starts. Paxton was reached for six runs and nine hits in five innings of a 7-3 home loss to Houston back in July and the over is 5-1 in Astros last six road games vs. a left-handed starter.
The Astros will turn to Mike Fiers (10-7, 4.64 ERA) who is coming off a rough outing. He was tagged for seven runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings against the Cubs his last time out and Fiers has posted a 7.00 ERA without recording a decision in two career starts against Seattle. He surrendered four runs and five hits with three homers over 3 1/3 innings of a 9-8 Seattle victory on July 6 without factoring in the decision.
Weather reports indicate an 11-14 mph wind towards left field which should carry a couple of balls out of the park. Over is 7-2-1 in umpire Paul Emmel's last 10 games behind home plate vs. Seattle and 6-2 in his last eight games behind home plate vs. Houston.