Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros Matchup

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The Seattle Mariners are set to play their divisional rival Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. The game gets underway 8:10 p.m. ET and ATTSN Southwest will broadcast the action.

Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros Odds

The Mariners have gone 83-68 SU this year and are 73-77 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 11.7 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 11.7 units ATS. The Astros, on the other hand, are 95-56 SU and 76-74 ATS. The team’s lost 6.4 units for moneyline bettors and 5.8 units ATS.

Houston games have an over/under record of 67-76-7 in 2018. Seattle has an over/under record of 72-76-2.

As a unit, Houston’s pitchers have yielded 3.3 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.16, a WHIP of 1.12 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.4. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 3.01, a WHIP of 1.07 and a K/9 of 10.7. In 72 games against divisional opponents, Astros starters have an ERA of 3.42 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.54.

The Houston hitters are putting up 5.0 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .248/.355/.363 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Third baseman Alex Bregman and second baseman Jose Altuve have led the Astros’ offense this year. Bregman is slashing .290/.396/.543 with 30 home runs, 100 RBIs and 101 runs scored, and Altuve’s line sits at .316/.386/.454 with 12 homers, 58 RBIs, 79 runs and 17 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.30 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.72 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.83, along with a WHIP of 1.25 and a K/9 of 9.05.

The Mariners offense has slashed .254/.315/.406 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Seattle’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Mitch Haniger. The speedy Segura is slashing .304/.339/.415 with nine home runs, 60 RBIs, 84 runs and 20 stolen bases, while Haniger is slashing .282/.364/.490 with 25 homers, 89 RBIs and 80 runs scored.

The Mariners have lost 0.8 units and are 25-24 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over’s hit in 20 of those games, compared to 28 that’ve hit the under against ies.

Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in four of Seattle’s last seven games.
  • The Astros have won three of their last four games SU.
  • Seattle has posted 19.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 20.8 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Astros have hit 10 over their last 10.