Astros vs. Mariners Friday Prediction
The thought-to-be-tanking Mariners are playing like the best team in baseball, but they’ll be tested this weekend when they host the Astros at 10:10 p.m. ET on Friday. With the over cashing almost nightly in Seattle games, will tonight’s matchup turn into a high-scoring affair as well?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 12, 2019
10:10 p.m. ET, T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 63% of the betting tickets are on the Mariners to beat the Astros on the moneyline.
Houston Astros Fantasy Spin
Jose Altuve went deep twice off James Paxton to lead the Astros over the Yankees 8-6 on Wednesday. He tied the game up with a solo shot in the first inning and then kick-started a four-run fifth by leading off the frame with another solo tater. The star second baseman started off the season slowly but has been in high gear for a week now. He is slashing .314/.368/.647 with five home runs and eight RBI in 13 total games. He's stolen just one base so far.
Seattle Mariners Fantasy Spin
Daniel Vogelbach homers off Glenn Sparkman in the top of the 10th inning Thursday to propel the Mariners past the Royals. Vogelbach is off to such an awesome start that his OPS actually fell today, going from 1.683 to 1.646. The homer was his lone hit in four at-bats, though he did draw a walk. The Mariners will surely keep playing him for as long as he continues to sizzle. The crazy numbers won't last forever, but as hard as he is hitting the ball, it's fair to think that he's here to stay.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 19-7 in their last 26 games in Seattle.
The Mariners have beaten the Astros in seven of the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
I’m tempted to back the red-hot Mariners on the moneyline seeing as how they’re a home dog but there’s no reason to move away from the over. Houston has quickly built up a reputation for turning decent pitchers into great ones and that could be the case with Wade Miley. That said, the over is 18-7-1 in the Mariners’ last 26 games dating back to last season and is 6-0 in Wade LeBlanc’s last six home starts. Given how hot the Mariners’ bats are and how potent the Astros lineup can be, I’m banking on runs tonight in Seattle.
The Pick: Astros/Mariners OVER 9