On the whole the Seattle Mariners are one of the most underachieving teams in baseball. Seattle entered this year as the hot new thing to bet on MLB games with. Much of that was based on the results of the 2018 season. Last year the Mariners finished 89-73. It was an 11-win improvement off of the 2017 campaign. Cause by that surge was a lot of hype. Seattle has not lived up to expectations as gamblers have been burned. The Mariners are the last place team in the American League West Division. By contrast Houston is meeting expectations.
Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros
|Date and Time:||Saturday June 29, 2019, 8:15 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas|
|Mariners vs. Astros TV Coverage:||FOX|
Mariners vs. Astros Current Form
Seattle has a bet on MLB games record of 35-47. Only 24 of their games have gone under the total. Late on the Mariners have won five of their last nine games. Seattle ranks seventh for run production but 29th for staff earned run average. Owing to that terrible pitching is their current plight. Houston is 49-30 to lead the American League West. Accordingly, the Astros rank 10th for runs scored and fourth for earned run average. Houston’s pitching is what has made them a perennial World Series contender.
Seattle Probable Starter and Bullpen
Now left hander Yusei Kikuchi (4-5, 1.49 WHIP, 5.11 ERA) is the likely starter for the Mariners. Seattle has lost five of their last six online betting matchups that he has started. Of great concern is a bullpen that ranks 27th in MLB.
Houston Probable Starter and Bullpen
Right hander Justin Verlander (10-3, 0.75 WHIP, 2.67 ERA) is the Astros likely starter. Accordingly, Houston has won seven of his last 10 starts. Bullpen excellence is a major advantage for the Astros. Houston ranks fourth best in that category. Robert Osuna has 17 saves with a 2.25 ERA. Further, Osuna has posted 33 strikeouts in 32 innings of work.
Seattle and Houston Betting Trends
Late on the Mariners have been a poor bet on the road. Seattle has gotten the money in just five of their last 19 away tilts. Seven of their last eight in that situation have gone over the total. By contrast the Astros have been a reliable play at Minute Maid Park. Houston has won 13 of their last 20 home games. Only four of their last nine games at Minute Maid Park have cleared the total.
Mariners vs. Astros Head to Head with Spread
Encompassing their series is the Astros recent dominance. Houston has won nine of their last 12 games against Seattle. Five of the last eight between these clubs have gone over the total. Further, the Astros have won six of their last seven games at Minute Maid Park against Seattle.
Matchup to Watch
As mentioned earlier Houston has a major bet on MLB games matchup advantage on the mound. Along the same lines the Mariners are a terrible play on the road. Due to the head to head marks does Houston further impress.
Mariners vs. Astros Betting Odds Picks
In this situation Verlander and Houston are the superior choice.
Mariners vs. Astros Baseball Betting Online Pick: Houston Astros
Mariners vs. Astros Baseball Betting Online Score Prediction: Astros 6, Mariners 2
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