Mariners vs. Astros Prediction
The first-place Houston Astros have dropped nine of their last 11 games as they get set to host the last-place Seattle Mariners tonight. Can Houston turn its fortunes around with a victory in this spot?
Friday, June 28, 2019
Minute Maid Park at 8:10PM ET
TV: ATT SportsNet-SW
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are listed as a -230 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mariners are a +210 underdog, while the over-under sits at 9.5 runs. As of Friday afternoon, 74 percent of public bets are siding with host Houston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Mariners' three-game win streak snapped
Seattle allowed four runs in the fourth inning Thursday afternoon at Milwaukee and could not recover in a 4-2 defeat. Daniel Vogelbach paced the Mariners offense as he finished 1-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Tim Beckham went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. J.P. Crawford, Tom Murphy and Dylan Moore all went 1-for-4. Mike Leake took the loss as he surrendered four earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and one walk over six innings. Seattle has not announced its starting pitcher for this game as of this writing.
Astros shut out at home
Houston suffered a 10-0 home loss Thursday afternoon against Pittsburgh to drop to 50-32 overall and 28-13 at home. Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel helped pace the Astros offense as they both finished 2-for-4. Tony Kemp was 1-for-3 off the bench, while Myles Straw also ended the game 1-for-3. Brad Peacock suffered the loss as he surrendered six earned runs on seven hits with twi strikeouts and one walk over three innings of work. Wade Miley gets the start tonight for Houston as he comes in with a 6-4 record, 3.51 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 78 strikeouts over 89 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mariners are 4-0 in their last four Friday games. Seattle is 9-22 in its last 31 road games.
The Astros are 40-16 in their last 56 Friday games. Houston is 41-19 in its last 60 home games.
I don't even care who the Mariners are throwing. They are facing an Astros team looking for anyone to feast on after a tough stretch of games. Even though Houston is without all its key hitters, there is plenty enough to do damage. Miley can be a frustrating matchup for opposing hitters and I don't see Seattle doing a lot of damage against him. Go with the big favorites tonight.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS -230