Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros Matchup

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The Seattle Mariners are paying a visit to Minute Maid Park to face off against their AL West foe Houston Astros. ATTSN Southwest will broadcast the action and the first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Houston (-125) as the favorite over Seattle (+115). The total sits at 7.5 runs and bettors can take the over for even money (+100) or the under for -120. Runline odds sit at -180 for taking the Mariners +1.5 runs and +160 for the Astros -1.5 runs.

The Mariners have gone 37-22 SU this year and are 31-28 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 12.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.3 units ATS. The Astros, on the other hand, are 37-24 SU and 33-28 ATS. They’ve lost 2.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 4.0 units ATS.

Houston games have had an over/under record of 24-33-4 so far in 2018. The Mariners have an over/under record of 29-30.

Left-hander James Paxton is projected to start for the visiting Mariners. Paxton is 4-1 with a 3.13 ERA and 95 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA against Houston this year (four starts).

The Astros are turning to lefty Dallas Keuchel (3-7, 3.65 ERA), who has 60 strikeouts and 21 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.23. Keuchel is 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA over one starts against Seattle this year.

Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.98 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 7.96 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.53, along with a WHIP of 1.21 and a K/9 of 10.46.

The Mariners offense has slashed .257/.324/.412 on its way to 4.3 runs scored per game this season, including 4.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Seattle’s hitters have been powered by shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon. Segura is slashing .331/.351/.470 with four home runs, 37 RBIs, 43 runs and 12 stolen bases, while Gordon (.296/.319/.379) is up to one homers, 14 RBIs, 26 runs and 19 stolen bases.

For the home team, Houston’s pitching staff has yielded 2.9 runs per game overall this year. The clubs starting pitching staff has an ERA of 2.69, a WHIP of 0.99 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.4. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 3.13, a WHIP of 1.12 and a K/9 of 10.3. In 26 games against divisional opponents, Astros starters have an ERA of 2.20 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.25.

The Houston hitters are putting up 4.9 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .227/.304/.387 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Second baseman Jose Altuve and right fielder George Springer have led the Astros batters this year. Altuve is slashing .329/.375/.454 with four home runs, 29 RBIs, 34 runs and eight steals, while Springer’s line is .290/.360/.508 with 13 homers, 36 RBIs and 46 runs.

The Mariners have lost 0.4 units and are 10-10 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in eight of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Astros have lost 3.7 units and are 11-10 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The overs cashed in nine of those games, compared to 11 that’ve gone under.

Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in only two of Seattle’s last seven games.
  • Seattle has posted 22.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.4 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Astros have hit 16 over their last 10.