Mariners vs. Astros Prediction
Will the Houston Astros make up some ground on the Seattle Mariners when the two meet up tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
8:10PM ET – Minute Maid Park
TV: ATSW (Hou); RTNW (Sea)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are the slight favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -120 to win. Seattle is listed with a money line of +110 to prevail. The over/under total has been set at 7 runs. The public betting for this game has 56 percent going on Houston at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Mariners rolling to first
Seattle is on a 4-game win streak right now to put themselves in first place in the AL West by 1 game. The Mariners are now 37-22 overall and 17-10 on the road. Seattle is scoring 4.32 runs per game on the season while allowing 4.03 per contest.
James Paxton gets the start for the Mariners on Tuesday night. He has a 4-1 record through 12 starts with a 3.13 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. Paxton has amassed 95 strikeouts and just 24 walks over 74.2 innings of work this year.
Astros fall back
After dropping their last two at home to Boston and losing six of their last nine, the Astros are now second in the AL West. Houston is 37-24 overall with an 18-13 record at home. The Astros are putting up 4.93 runs per game this season while allowing just 2.93 per contest.
Dallas Keuchel will get the start for the Astros tonight. He has started 12 games this season and has a 3-7 record with a 3.65 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. Keuchel has pitched a total of 74.0 innings this year and has 60 strikeouts with 21 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
Seattle is just 1-4 int heir last 5 trips to Houston and 10-26 in their last 36 overall meetings with the Astros. However, they have won 11 of their last 16 road games.
Houston has won 37 of its last 53 at home and 37 of Keuchel’s last 53 home starts. They also have won 47 of their last 69 series openers.
I like the Mariners on the road. Though the series trends aren’t on their side, Seattle has been playing good baseball for weeks while Houston has been iffy. Keuchel certainly has been their least reliable starter. I think Paxton can best him on the mound today and lead Seattle to a big win.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners +110