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2021 MLB Handicapping
(6-6) Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners (8-5)
Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Time: 9:10 PM ET
Venue: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington
Projected Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Chris Flexen
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -133 | Mariners +123
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5 , Mariners +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The Houston Astros who have been awfully disappointing during this 2021 season, look to take on the surging Seattle Mariners this Saturday, as they travel to T-Mobile Park for this series.
The Houston Astros seemed as good a candidate as any to win the World Series here in 2021, but they have now lost 5 in a row including getting swept in their last series with the Detroit Tigers of all teams on their home ground.
That was a bit of a shocking result to say the least, and now they must fight through the adversity a little bit here, as they take on a Mariners team, on the road, who has proven to be no joke at this early stage of the season.
The batting has been a big issue for this team, and it will not show in the stats with the Astros already having 64 runs this year which is good for 6th overall in the league, but when you consider they scored 26 of those runs during the first series of the season with the Athletics it does paint a different story of how this batting lineup has been doing.
Zack Greinke is getting the ball for this game, and he was great during the first couple starts of the season, but is coming off of a rough outing against the Tigers, so he, as well as his entire team, will be looking for a big bounce back performance come Saturday.
The Seattle Mariners were able to win their last series with a surprisingly good Baltimore Orioles team, as they went 3 and 1 against Baltimore and even got themselves into first place in the AL West standings.
The Mariners have been getting the job done through a mixture of timely hitting and quality pitching, as this Seattle team sits about middle of the road in both batting and pitching categories.
Chris Flexen is the expected starter here and he, just like his opposite Greinke, will need to be better coming off of a rough outing against the Twins who were able to score 5 earned runs on him during his 5 innings last Sunday.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Astros are 72-34 in their last 106 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home underdog.
- Mariners are 6-13 in their last 19 during game 2 of a series.
- Astros are 35-16 in the last 51 meetings in Seattle.
Free Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Prediction:
The Astros recent 5 game losing streak is absolutely worrying, especially given the competition it came against, but I am not going to abandon ship on this immensely talented team just yet.
These odds are just not adding up for me either at -133 for the Astros, as Houston has a clear advantage on the mound, and although the Mariners come into this game with a respectable 8-5 record, they are still not going to be in playoff contention come September.
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