Astros vs. Mariners Prediction
Following a brief slump, are the Houston Astros finally getting back on track? We will find out today at 3:40PM ET when they finish up their midweek series with the Seattle Mariners.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, April 19, 2018
3:40PM ET, Safeco Field
TV: RTNW (Sea); ATSW (Hou)
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 8.5 runs. Currently, 60% 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 looking for three straight
After losing three straight and five of six, the Astros have gotten back to form over the last two days, beating the Mariners by a combined score of 11-2. Houston is now 12-7 overall and 6-4 on the road. Houston is now putting up 4.16 runs per game while allowing only 2.79 per contest.
Charlie Morton is set to make the start for Houston today. He is 2-0 after three 6-inning starts. Morton has allowed just two earned runs over 18 innings of work with 25 strikeouts and six walks.
Mariners bats stay silent
Seattle has continued to struggle at the plate, scoring just 5 runs over their last four games following the 7-1 loss on Wednesday. The Mariners are now 9-7 overall and 5-4 at home. Seattle is averaging 4.12 runs per game while allowing 4.62 per contest.
Marco Gonzales takes the mound for Seattle. He has struggled over three starts this season, pitching a total of 12 innings while allowing 11 earned runs and 19 hits. He has a 1.75 WHIP and 8.25 ERA thus far.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros have won seven of Morton’s last 10 starts overall and 8 of his last 11 starts against a team with a winning record. Houston is also 9-2 in its last 11 games against a starter with a WHIP over 1.30.
Seattle has dropped right of its last 10 home games against a team with a winning road record. They also have lost nine of their last 12 Thursday games.
Seattle isn’t likely to find relief from its hitting woes today. Morton has been locked in for six innings in every start and he hands the ball over to a strong bullpen. Houston will be able to tee off on Gonzales right away, which should allow them to build a comfortable lead early.
The Pick: Houston Astros -180