Mariners vs. Astros MLB Prediction

Mariners vs. Astros, 8/21/21 MLB Betting Predictions & DFS Notes

The Astros walloped the Mariners in their series opener versus Seattle on Friday night but will they cash again when Jake Odorizzi takes the mound opposite Logan Gilbert on Saturday? First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET.

Game Snapshot

921 Seattle Mariners (+131) at 922 Houston Astros (-142); o/u 9

4:10 p.m. ET, Saturday, August 21, 2021

Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX

Seattle Mariners DFS SPIN

Logan Gilbert was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, giving up five runs on eight hits in just four innings of work. The right-hander struck out three in the ballgame and didn't walk a batter. The bulk of the damage came in the second inning, where Teoscar Hernandez clubbed a solo homer and Randal Grichuk added a two-run blast. The Jays added on in the third on a two-run double by Alejandro Kirk. The 24-year-old hurler will try to put this one behind him and improve upon his 4.42 ERA and 1.13 WHIP when he takes on the hard-hitting Astros in Houston on Saturday.

Houston Astros DFS Spin

Jake Odorizzi allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday in a no-decision against the Royals. Odorizzi allowed eight hits, and he walked two while only picking up a pair of strikeouts. The right-hander has basically alternated quality starts and disappointing efforts all year, and he followed five shutout innings on Tuesday with this middling -- at best -- effort. He now owns a 4.74 ERA over his 16 starts (17 appearances) and will try and bounce back against the Mariners on Saturday.

Mariners vs. Astros Betting Prediction

The Mariners are just 18-47 in their last 65 games versus the Astros and are 19-44 in their last 63 games in Houston. They’re also 1-5 in their last six games as a road underdog, are 1-5 in their last six road games versus an opponent with a winning record and are 3-8 in their last 11 games when their opponent scores five runs or more in their previous game. On the other side, the Astros are 27-12 in their last 39 games after scoring five runs or more in their previous game, are 93-42 in their last 135 games as a home favorite and are 36-16 in their last 52 games versus American League West opponents.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS -142

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