Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Prediction 5/29/2024

The Houston Astros (24-31) travel to face off against the Seattle Mariners (30-26) on Wednesday, May 29th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Park in Seattle and televised on None. The Mariners are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Astros are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Mariners. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

Astros vs Mariners

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Seattle picked up a 4-2 win over the Astros in the most recent game of this series. The Mariners had a huge 8th inning, scoring three of their four runs. As for the Astros, they scored their only two runs in the 4th. Heading into the game, the Mariners were favored at -126 on the money line.

Luis Castillo started for the Mariners and picked up the win, going six innings and giving up two earned runs. He finished the game with six strikeouts but issued a season-high five walks. On the other side, Hunter Brown got the start for the Astros and took the loss, giving up one earned run in six innings of work.

Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez each homered for the Astros, while Josh Rojas went 2/4 with an RBI for the Mariners. Julio Rodriguez also had a two-hit game and drove in two runs for Seattle’s offense.

The Astros are 3rd in the AL West, 5.5 games behind the Mariners for the division lead. Overall, the Astros are 24-31 and have lost two straight games, with both coming in this series vs. the Mariners. So far, they have gone 12-10 in AL West matchups.

At home, the Astros are 14-15 this season, and they are just under .500 at 10-16 on the road. As the favorite, the Astros are 19-24 this year, and they are 5-7 as the underdog. So far, they have an even series record of 8-8-1, and they have won two straight series on the road.

When the Astros are on the road, they are 10-16 against the run line, including a 2-game losing streak. Their average run margin on the road is -1.2. They are 6-6 against the run line as the underdog and 16-27 as the favorite. Their average run margin in all games is -0.1, with a 4.2 run margin in wins and a -3.5 run margin in losses.

Today’s over/under line for the Houston Astros’ game against the Seattle Mariners is set at 7 runs. The combined run average in Astros games this season is 9.1 runs per game, and their over/under record is 21-31. The average over/under line for their games is 9 runs, and they are currently on a four-game under streak.

Justin Verlander Gets The Start For The Astros

Right-hander Justin Verlander gets the start for the Astros today as he faces the Mariners on the road. He has made seven starts this season and has a record of 3-2 with a 3.60 ERA. Verlander’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.23. In his last outing, he picked up the win, going six innings and giving up one earned run on eight hits. Before that, he had given up at least four earned runs in three straight starts. Verlander has made four quality starts this season. Per nine innings, he is averaging 7.88 strikeouts and 3.15 walks.

Astros Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the Astros are the top hitting team in the league, with a team batting average of .261. They also have the fewest strikeouts in the league and are the top home run hitting team in the league. Overall, they are averaging 4.5 runs per game, which is 10th in the league. At home, they have been even better, averaging 4.9 runs per game.

Kyle Tucker comes into the game as the MLB’s home run leader, and his 39 RBIs are also the best in the league. However, he has struggled of late, going just 4/25 in his last seven games. Yordan Alvarez has gone 9/27 in his last seven games and is also tied for 2nd on the team with nine homers. Jose Altuve and Alvarez are also tied for the team lead with 22 RBIs.

Seattle is 30-26 overall and leads the AL West by 3.5 games over the Rangers. The Mariners have taken three straight games overall, and they are 8-3 against other teams in the AL West so far. Seattle has an overall series record of 8-7-2 this year.

At home, the Mariners are 17-10 this year and have won three straight as the host. On the road, Seattle is 13-16 this season. As the underdog, the Mariners are 13-13 this year and 17-13 as the favorite. Their overall record in their last ten games is 5-5.

Seattle has been a solid run line team this season, going 28-28 overall. They have been even better at home, going 15-12 against the run line. The Mariners have been a profitable run line bet as an underdog, going 14-12. They have been outscored by an average of 0.1 runs per game this season.

The Seattle Mariners have an over/under record of 21-32 this season, and their games have averaged 7.5 runs per game. When the over/under line is set at 7 runs, they have gone 3-5-2. The over/under line for today’s game is set at 7 runs, and the Mariners have played in 44 games this season with lines set higher than 7 runs, which accounts for 78.6% of their games. They are currently on a two-game under streak.

George Kirby Gets The Start For The Mariners

Right-hander George Kirby gets the start for the Mariners today as he faces the Astros at home. He has made 11 starts this year and has a record of 4-5 with an ERA of 4.33. Kirby’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.03. In his 11 starts, he has turned in five quality starts and is averaging 8.23 strikeouts per nine innings. Kirby most recently faced the Nationals, where he took the loss, giving up five earned runs in six innings of work. Before that, he had given up four earned runs in back-to-back outings.

Mariners Offense Breakdown

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Cal Raleigh has been the Mariners’ most productive hitter this season, leading the team with 29 RBIs and 11 home runs. However, he is batting just .211 for the season. Mitch Haniger and Ty France have also hit six homers apiece, with Haniger coming in with 24 RBIs and France at 21. Julio Rodriguez has been a consistent bat for the Mariners, hitting .269 for the season and going 11/41 over his last 10 games.

Seattle’s offense has been one of the worst in the league this season, averaging just 3.7 runs per game. They are also near the bottom of the league in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging. One of their biggest issues has been strikeouts, as they are averaging 10 per game, which is the worst mark in the league.

Astros vs Mariners Prediction

Our prediction for this Astros vs. Mariners matchup is for the Astros to pick up a 5-4 road win. Given that the Astros are at -105 on the money line, that is the bet we recommend making.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Justin Verlander finishing with eight strikeouts, which is the second-most among starters today. As for George Kirby, we have him ending the game with four K’s.

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