Astros vs. Mariners Prediction
After splitting the first two games in this series, who will take the rubber match when the Astros and Mariners collide once again tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:10PM ET, Safeco Field
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Astros are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -180 to win tonight. The Mariners have odds of +155 at home. The over/under total is listed at 7.5 runs. Currently, 67% 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 end skid
Houston put an end to a three-game losing streak on Tuesday with a 4-1 win over the Mariners. The Astros have still won just two of their last seven games. Houston is 11-7 overall and 5-4 on the road. Houston is putting up 4 runs per game this season while allowing only 2.89 per contest.
Gerrit Cole will get the start for the Astros today. He is making his fourth start of the season and has reached seven innings in all three previous starts. He has a 1.29 ERA with just a 0.67 WHIP. Cole has recorded 36 strikeouts with just four walks.
Mariners struggling at the plate
Following the 4-1 loss on Tuesday, the Mariners have been held to just four total runs over their last three games. Seattle is now just 9-6 on the season and 5-3 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.33 runs per game on the season while allowing 4.47 per contest.
Mike Leake gets the start for the Mariners tonight. He is 2-0 through three starts with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. Leake has just eight strikeouts with nine walks over 18 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 14-5 in their last 19 games against division opponents and 8-2 in their last 10 games against a starter with a WHIP over 1.30.
The Mariners are 5-11 in their last 16 games after scoring two runs or less in their previous game. They are also just 2-6 in their last eight Game 3’s in a series.
Cole has been tremendous on the mound so far this season and he gets to face a Seattle lineup that has gone cold. I don’t see the Mariners coming out of that funk tonight. Leake hasn’t been bad, but he has a much higher WHIP than Cole and that’s likely to lead to a run or two.
The Pick: Houston Astros -180