Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros Betting Preview

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The Seattle Mariners will make a road trip to Houston to face their AL West foe Astros at Minute Maid Park. ATTSN Southwest will broadcast the matchup and the game is scheduled to get underway at 2:10 p.m. ET.

Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros Odds

The Mariners have gone 65-50 SU this year and are 57-60 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 10.7 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 7.2 units ATS. Seattle is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Astros, on the other hand, are 73-42 SU and 60-57 ATS. They’ve lost 6.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.1 units ATS. Houston has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Houston games have an over/under record of 51-60-6 in 2018. The Mariners have an over/under record of 57-58-2.

Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.25 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 7.77 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.99, along with a WHIP of 1.23 and a K/9 of 9.45.

Mariners hitters have slashed .255/.317/.410 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game this year, including 4.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Seattle’s offense has been led by shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon. The speedy Segura is hitting .305/.335/.427 with eight home runs, 53 RBIs, 75 runs and 17 stolen bases, while Gordon (.280/.300/.343) has produced one homers, 22 RBIs, 50 runs and 26 stolen bases.

For the home team, Houston’s pitchers have given up 3.2 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have an ERA of 2.99, a WHIP of 1.08 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.4. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.02, a WHIP of 1.03 and a K/9 of 10.9. In 50 games against divisional opponents, Astros starters have an ERA of 3.08 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.99.

The Houston hitters are putting up 4.9 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .216/.317/.438 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Second baseman Jose Altuve and third baseman Alex Bregman have led the Astros’ hitters this year. Altuve is slashing .329/.392/.464 with nine home runs, 46 RBIs, 64 runs and 14 stolen bases, and Bregman’s line is .277/.381/.519 with 22 homers, 71 RBIs and 75 runs.

Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in three of Seattle’s last seven games.
  • The Astros have won six of their last seven games SU.
  • Seattle has posted 19.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.4 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.