Astros vs. Mariners Prediction
Will the Houston Astros manage to end their current losing streak when they take on the Seattle Mariners tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
10:10PM ET, Safeco Field
TV: ATSW; RTNW
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Astros are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -190 to win tonight. The Mariners have odds of +165 at home. The over/under total is listed at 8 runs. Currently, 65% of the wagers are going on the Astros on the road today. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Astros on a skid
After being edged by Seattle, 2-1 on Monday, the Astros have now lost three straight and five of their last six. In the five losses, Houston has been held to one run in three of them. The Astros are now 10-7 overall and 4-4 on the road. They are averaging 4.00 runs per game on offense while allowing 3.00 per game on defense.
Lance McCullers Jr. is getting the start tonight. He is coming off a really rough outing against Minnesota where he allowed eight runs in 3.2 innings. On the season he is 1-1 with a 7.71 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP.
Seattle a NL West contender?
Seattle has now won five of its last six games following the victory on Monday. They have held three of their last five opponents to two runs or less. The Mariners now sit at 9-5 overall and 5-2 at home. They are averaging 4.57 runs per game while allowing 4.50 per contest.
Ariel Miranda gets the start for the Mariners tonight. He is making his 2018 season debut. Last year, Miranda pitched in 31 games and had an 8-7 record. He had 137 strikeouts with 63 walks while posting a 5.12 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.
MLB Betting Trends
Houston is just 4-10 in McCuller’s last 14 starts and 1-4 in their last five Tuesday games. The Astros are 49-23 in their last 72 games following a loss.
The Mariners have managed to win four of Miranda’s last five Tuesday starts but are just 1-5 in his last six starts at home. They are 11-5 in their last 16 games after allowing two runs or less in their previous outing.
Oddsmakers have Houston as a big favorite, but I question that given their recent struggles and McCullers not looking good at all. Seattle has a question mark on the mound as well, but the Mariners have the more reliable hitting. I think Seattle can definitely win this game and I will take them as a big underdog.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners +165