Mariners vs. Astros Prediction
Can the Houston Astros hold off the surging Seattle Mariners when the two AL West foes meet up tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, September 17, 2018
8:10PM ET – PNC Park
TV: ATSW (Hou); RTNW (Sea)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Houston is favored at home, as the Astros are getting odds of -160 to win. The Mariners are listed with a money line of +150 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 67 percent of the wagers going on Houston at home. 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 win at Los Angeles
The Mariners won three of four at Los Angeles this weekend to keep their faint Wild Card hopes alive. They sit seven games behind Oakland for the second spot with an 82-67 overall record and a 41-34 record on the road. Seattle is putting up 4.11 runs per game on offense while allowing 3.32 per contest.
Wade LeBlanc gets the start for Seattle this evening. He has started 24 games this season and has an 8-4 record with a 3.56 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. LeBlanc has 114 strikeouts with 34 walks over 146.2 innings.
Houston still rolling
The Astros have won five of their last six with series wins over Detroit and Arizona last week to inch closer to an AL West title. Houston is now 94-55 overall and 42-33 at home. The Astros are putting up 4.97 runs per game this season while allowing 3.32 per contest.
Framber Valdez gets the start for the Astros this evening. He has started four games and appeared in one other. He carries a 3-1 record over 23.2 innings of work and has a 2.66 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP. Valdez has 18 strikeouts with 14 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mariners have won LeBlanc’s last four road starts and they have also won 20 of their last 28 Monday games.
The Astros have won 20 of their last 26 overall and seven of their last eight at home, but they are just 2-6 in their last eight home games against a left-handed starter.
LeBlanc has been pretty strong this year, but he has struggled against the Astros. He carries an 8.31 ERA in give games against Houston this season. Going on the road and leading Seattle to a win today will be an issue. Valdez isn’t getting deep into games, but he has a solid bullpen behind him to help lead Houston to a win.
The Pick: Houston Astros -160