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MLB Odds: Will King Felix Throw for M's Versus Houston?

by: Philly Godfather - posted on: 09-Aug-2018

After suffering one of the worst defeats of his career, Felix Hernandez may or may not start for the Seattle Mariners (65-50, plus-7.80 betting units) this Sunday when they visit the Houston Astros (73-42, minus-2.33 units) in a very important AL West matchup. First pitch is at 2:10 PM ET on TBS.

It's his turn in the rotation, but Hernandez (5.73 ERA) is coming off a troubling 11-4 loss to the Texas Rangers (+110 at home) on Tuesday, where King Felix gave up seven earned runs in six innings of work. Seattle manager Scott Servais said "We'll see" when asked whether King Felix would stay in the rotation. With Tuesday's result, Hernandez is down 4.39 units on the season with a team record of 10-13, including five straight losses.

Dallas Keuchel (3.53 ERA) is due up for the Astros, who hold an eight-game lead on Seattle heading into their four-game series at the Juice Box. Like Hernandez, Keuchel is a former AL Cy Young winner who's had trouble beating the baseball odds, dropping 1.98 units despite a team record of 14-10. However, while the M's have lost ground in the standings, Houston has won seven of Keuchel's last eight starts.