Mariners vs. Astros Prediction
Will the Houston Astros defend their home turf when they take on the struggling Seattle Mariners tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 10, 2018
8:10PM ET – Minute Maid Park
TV: RTNW; ATSW
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are the favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -200 to win. The Mariners are listed with a money line of +185 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 76 percent 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.
Mariners take opener
The Mariners were able to pick up a needed 8-6 win on Thursday in the series opener, but they have won just three of their last 10. The Mariners are 66-50 overall and 30-26 on the road. Seattle is putting up 4.20 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.43 per contest.
Mike Leake gets the start for the Mariners tonight. He is making his 24th start of the season and has an 8-7 record with a 4.16 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Leake has pitched 140.2 innings on the season and has 86 strikeouts with 29 walks.
Astros playing well
The Astros lost on Thursday night, but have still won six of their last eight and their two losses were by a combined three runs. Houston comes into this game 73-43 overall and 32-25 at home. Houston is putting up 4.96 runs per game this year while allowing 3.23 per contest.
Gerrit Cole gets the start for the Astros this evening. He has started 23 games on the year and has a 10-4 record with a 2.64 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. Cole has pitched 146.1 innings this season and has 202 strikeouts with 49 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mariners are 6-2 in Leake’s last eight road starts and 11-5 in his last 16 starts overall.
The Astros have won six of Cole’s last seven home starts and 17 of his last 23 starts overall. They have also won 12 of their last 16 against Seattle.
The Mariners were living off winning close games most of the season, but their lack of a consistent offense has been catching up with them. Tonight, Houston expects to get Carlos Correa back in the lineup and that should only boost their hitting, which puts up nearly 5 runs a game. Cole won’t need a ton of run support, as he should be able to shut down the Seattle batters.
The Pick: Houston Astros -200