Mariners vs. Astros MLB Prediction
The Mariners are in the wild card hunt in the American League but can they knock off the first-place Astros on Friday night when the division rivals meet at 8:10 p.m. ET to begin a new three-game series?
973 Seattle Mariners (+170) at 974 Houston Astros (-189); o/u 8.5
8:10 p.m. ET, Friday, August 20, 2021
Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Seattle Mariners DFS Notes
Ty France went 3-for-6 and hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the 11th as the Mariners defeated the Rangers 9-8 on Thursday. France also had an RBI earlier in the contest. The homer off Joe Barlow was his 13th of the year and gave him 55 RBI in 474 plate appearances. He's been a fine middle-of-the-order option for Seattle, hitting .286/.357/.443 on the year.
Houston Astros DFS Notes
Aledmys Diaz went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the Astros beat the Royals 6-3 in 10 innings Thursday. The Astros haven't missed Alex Bregman as much as they thought they would, not with Diaz hitting .333/.364/.548 in 20 games since coming off the IL last month. With a potential $5 million salary looming in 2022, his final year of arbitration, he might price himself out of a utility gig with the Astros if this keeps up.
Mariners vs. Astros MLB Betting Prediction
The Mariners are just 18-46 in their last 64 meetings versus the Astros and are 19-43 in their last 62 games in Houston. The Astros, meanwhile, are 35-16 in their last 51 divisional games, are 83-35 in their last 118 games when playing the first game in a new series and are 92-42 in their last 134 games when listed as a home favorite. They’re also 35-17 in their last 52 games coming off a win.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS -189