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2021 MLB Handicapping
(65-56) Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros (70-50)
Date: Friday, August 20th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Yusei Kikuchi (SEA) vs. Lance McCullers Jr. (TB)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mariners +140 Astros -185
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mariners +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
The Mariners will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 1 Friday at 8:10 ET.
Yusei Kikuchi is going for the Mariners and Lance McCullers Jr. is going for the Astros.
Houston won the series when these teams met last.
Nobody really had the Mariners being a competitive team in 2021, but they have been solid this year.
This team is in 3rd place of the American League West with a record of 65-56. They trail the Astros by 5.5 games.
Seattle beat the Rangers 3-1 on Wednesday. They have taken the first 2 games of that series.
Marco Gonzales went 5.1 innings and did not allow an earned run on Wednesday.
Yusei Kikuchi is 7-6 with a 3.75 ERA. His last start was against the Blue Jays where he went 4.1 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Seattle won this game 9-3.
Pitching for this team has not been great. They have an ERA of 4.26 which is 15th best overall.
On offense, they are scoring 4.17 runs per game which is 21st best in the game.
Seattle has hit 150 home runs which is 14th best in the majors.
The Astros have had a good season, but they have been struggling a bit as of late. The team has lost 4 games in a row.
They are still in 1st place of the American League West with a record of 70-50. They lead the A’s by 2.5 games.
Houston has lost the first 3 games of the series against the Royals. Kansas City won 3-2 on Wednesday.
Zack Greinke went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Wednesday.
Lance McCullers Jr. has been good this year. He is 9-4 with a 3.22 ERA. His last start was against the Angels where he went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Los Angeles won that game 3-1.
The pitching for this team has been steady all year long. They have an ERA of 3.65 which is 6th best in the majors.
Their offense has been very good, but it has been quiet as of late. Overall, they are scoring 5.30 runs per game which is the best in baseball.
Houston has blasted 157 home runs which is 8th best in the majors.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mariners are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Mariners are 2-7 in their last 9 games with the total set at 7.5.
- Astros are 22-7 in their last 29 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- Astros are 13-5 in their last 18 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 83-35 in their last 118 during game 1 of a series.
- Astros are 41-19 in their last 60 Friday games.
Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
This is a critical matchup between 2 teams in the American League West. The Astros want to stay atop their division, while the Mariners are trying to gain ground on them.
Houston has not been playing great, but I look for that to change in this game. I look for them to snap out of it. They are too good to be playing this way.
I look for McCullers to keep up his good pitching and for the Astros to hit around Kikuchi enough to get a win.
I like the Astros on the moneyline.
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