Astros vs. Mariners Prediction
The Houston Astros are in the driver's seat for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs as they continue their series tonight as huge favorites at the Seattle Mariners. Is a runline bet on Houston the best bet available?
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
T-Mobile Park at 10:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are a -335 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mariners are a +305 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Wednesday afternoon, 75 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Houston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Cole strikes out 14
Gerrit Cole threw seven shutout innings Tuesday night to guide Houston to a 3-0 victory at Seattle. Cole allowed two hits with 14 strikeouts and no walks over the seven innings in the gem. Roberto Osuna recorded the save as he gave up one hit with one strikeout and no walks over one scoreless inning. Alex Bregman helped lead the Astros offense as he finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Aledmys Diaz went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, a run scored and an RBI. Kyle Tucker ended the contest 1-for-4 with a double and a run. Zack Greinke gets the start tonight as he enters with a 17-5 record, 3.05 ERA and 1.01 WHIP plus 178 strikeouts over 200 1/3 innings pitched.
M's held to four hits
Seattle lost by a score of 3-0 Tuesday night at home against Houston as it fell by a score of 3-0 to drop to 66-91 overall and 33-43 at home. Dee Gordon led the Mariners offensively as he finished 2-for-3, while J.P. Crawford ended the game 2-for-4. Daniel Vogelbach went 0-for-2 plus a walk. Tommy Milone took the loss as he allowed three earned runs on three hits with three strikeouts and three walks over 4 1/3 innings of work. Yusei Kikuchi will start tonight as he comes in with a 6-10 record, 5.55 ERA and 1.54 WHIP plus 112 strikeouts across 155 2/3 innings of work.
The Astros are 4-0 in their last four road games. Houston is 7-2 in the last nine Greinke starts.
The Mariners are 1-9 in the last 10 Kikuchi starts versus the AL West. Seattle is 3-7 in its last 10 games following a loss.
The Astros still have a lot to play for and crush lefties. Kikuchi isn't a particularly good one. Greinke shuts down most opponents. Go with the runline bet.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS RL -210