Astros vs. Mariners Prediction
After a dominant pitching performance on Monday night, will the Seattle Mariners be able to upset the Houston Astros again tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
10:10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: RTNW; ATSW
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are favored on the road tonight, as they are getting odds of -150 to win. The Mariners are listed with a money line of +140 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 65 percent of the wagers going on Houston on the road. 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 struggling for runs
The Astros have lost five straight following Monday’s 2-0 loss to the Mariners in Seattle. They have been held to 10 runs over the five games and have both Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa on the DL. Houston is now 67-41 overall and 35-17 on the road. On the season, the Astros are putting up 4.94 runs per game this year while allowing 3.30 per contest.
Charlie Morton gets the start tonight for Houston. He comes into the contest with an 11-2 record over 20 starts and carries a 2.89 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP. Morton has 151 strikeouts and 49 walks over 118.1 innings of work.
Mariners inching closer
The Mariners moved to within three games of Houston in the AL West race thanks to Monday’s 2-0 victory. Seattle sits at 63-43 overall and 35-19 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.22 runs per contest this season while allowing 4.23 per contest.
Mike Leake is on the mound for Seattle tonight. He has an 8-6 record over 21 starts and carries a 4.15 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP. Leake has pitched a total of 128.0 innings this season and has 77 strikeouts with 29 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros have dropped Morton’s last four starts against a team with a winning record and are just 2-5 in his last seven starts in Game 2 of a series.
The Mariners have lost seven of their last eight following a win but are 5-2 in his last seven starts at home.
Morton is having a great year, but his last month has been trending negatively, as he has allowed 11 runs over his last four starts. He may have to be perfect tonight, as the Astros aren’t hitting the ball and are without two of their best bats for the foreseeable future. Seattle isn’t a power team either, but they have the home-field advantage and know this is their chance to make a run at the Astros in the division. I expect a motivated Seattle to find a way to win and close the gap in the AL West race.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners +140