The Seattle Mariners are playing host to their AL West foe Houston Astros at Safeco Field. The opening pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET and ATTSN Southwest will televise the matchup.
Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners Odds
The Mariners are 72-54 straight up (SU) and 62-63 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 12.4 units for moneyline bettors while earning 5.5 units (ATS). The Astros have gone 75-50 SU this year and are 62-62 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 12.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.2 units ATS.
Seattle games have had an over/under record of 61-62-2 in 2018. Houston has been a good under bet with a total record of 53-64-7.
Brad Peacock will get the start for the visiting Astros. The right-handed Peacock (2-4, 3.19 ERA) has recorded 81 punchouts in 53.2 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with 11 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Seattle this year.
The Mariners are putting the ball in the right hand of Mike Leake (8-7, 3.90 ERA), who’s got 96 strikeouts and 31 walks as well as a 1.26 WHIP. Leake is 0-2 with 15 strikeouts and a 5.00 ERA across three starts against Houston this year.
As a unit, Seattle’s pitching staff has given up 4.5 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 4.28 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.02 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.1 K/9. In 53 games against divisional opponents, Mariners starters have an ERA of 4.44 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.24.
Seattle’s hitters have put up 4.2 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .228/.284/.344 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.
Jean Segura has helped lead the Mariners’ offense this year with nine home runs, 57 RBIs, 78 runs and 17 steals.
For the visitors, Houston’s pitching staff allowed 3.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.10 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 10.39 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.14, along with a K-per-9 of 10.84.
The Astros offense has slashed .253/.329/.428 on its way to 4.9 runs scored per game this year, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Jose Altuve has sparked Houston’s offense and is slashing .329/.392/.464 with nine home runs, 46 RBIs, 64 runs and 14 steals.
The Mariners are coming off a 7-4 win in the prior game of this series.
Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Astros, O/U – OVER
The over has cashed in only two of Houston’s last seven games.
The Astros have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including 14 over their last five.
Houston has averaged 18.5 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 games and 20.6 over its last five.