Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros Matchup

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The Houston Astros are trying to avoid dropping their fourth in a row as they play host to the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park. The matchup will get going at 8:10 p.m. ET and ATTSN Southwest will broadcast the game.

Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros Odds

Seattle (+175) is coming into this one as the underdog to Houston (-185) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds sitting at -125 for the Mariners +1.5 runs and +105 for the Astros -1.5 runs.

The Astros are 37-25 SU and 33-28 ATS. They’ve lost 2.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 4.0 units against the spread (ATS). Houston has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Mariners have gone 38-22 SU this year and are 31-28 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 12.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.3 units ATS. Seattle’s covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

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

Left-hander Wade LeBlanc is the projected starter for the visiting Mariners. LeBlanc is 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 35 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 9.00 ERA against Houston this year.

The Astros will turn to righty Lance McCullers Jr. (7-3, 3.89 ERA), who has 72 punchouts and 27 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.17. McCullers Jr. is 1-0 with 11 strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA over one starts against Seattle this year.

As a unit, Houston’s pitchers have allowed 3.0 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have a 2.80 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 3.09, a WHIP of 1.11 and a K/9 of 10.4. In 27 divisional games, Astros starters have an ERA of 2.47 and the bullpens ERA is 3.13.

Houston’s offense has put up 4.9 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .242/.318/.398 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Astros batters have been led by second baseman Jose Altuve and outfielder George Springer. Altuve is hitting .332/.377/.455 with four home runs, 29 RBIs, 34 runs and eight steals, and Springer is batting .289 with 13 homers, 36 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.92 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 7.94 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.51, along with a WHIP of 1.21.

The Mariners offense has slashed .257/.323/.414 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the teams last five outings (5-0 SU).

Shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon have paced Seattle’s hitters. Segura is slashing .333/.353/.483 with five home runs, 38 RBIs, 44 runs and 12 stolen bases, while Gordon (.295/.318/.377) has produced one homers, 14 RBIs, 27 runs and 19 stolen bases.

The Mariners have gained 12.7 units and are 21-18 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 21 of those games, as opposed to 18 that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Astros have lost 3.7 units and are 11-10 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in nine of those games, compared to 11 that went under the total.

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The Mariners have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
  • Seattle has recorded 23.2 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 games and 21.6 over its last five.