Astros vs. Mariners Wednesday Pick
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners have played one high-scoring game and one low-scoring game in their three-game series. Will the rubber match turn into a pitcher’s duel on Wednesday afternoon like it did on Tuesday night?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
4:10 p.m. ET, Safeco Field
TV: HOU (ATTH); SEA (RSNW)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Astros as a -150 favorite. As of this writing, 68% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Astros to beat the Mariners on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Astros’ Morton allows three runs in loss to Mariners
Charlie Morton allowed three earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Mariners. Things were going fine for Morton until the top of the third inning, when he plunked leadoff man Denard Span and went on to surrender two singles, a double, and a triple. Morton is now 12-3 on the season with a 2.88 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 171/54 K/BB ratio in 137 1/3 innings.
Mariners’ Gonzales loses to A’s, has his next start skipped
Marco Gonzales allowed four runs over five innings in a loss against the Athletics on Monday. Gonzales issued three walks and gave up eight hits, including four doubles. He struck out four batters and needed 97 pitches to get through five frames. He was also hit in the left leg by a comebacker in the fourth inning, but remained in the contest. The 26-year-old left-hander has allowed 15 runs over his last three starts dating back to August 3. He's 12-8 with a 3.91 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 125/28 K/BB ratio in 24 starts this season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 3-8 in their last 11 games overall but are 39-17 in their last 56 road games.
The Mariners have won six of Gonzales’ last seven home starts but are 3-8 in their last 11 home games.
The under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams in Seattle, is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall and is 5-1 in Morton’s last six starts versus the Mariners. The under is also 5-0 in Morton’s last five road starts, is 5-0 in his last five starts overall, and is 5-1 in his last six outings versus the American League West. Finally, the under is 6-2 in the Mariners’ last eight games against the American League West.
The Pick: Astros/Mariners under 8