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2021 MLB Handicapping
(66-56) Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros (71-50)
Date: Saturday, August 21st, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Logan Gilbert (SEA) vs. Jake Odorizzi (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mariners +120 Astros -161
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mariners +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Mariners will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 2 Saturday at 4:10 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 8:10 ET.
Logan Gilbert is going for the Mariners and Jake Odorizzi gets the ball for the Astros.
When these teams met last, the Astros won the series.
The Mariners have definitely played better than what a lot of people thought.
This club is in 3rd place of the American League West with a record of 66-56. Houston leads them by 5.5 games.
Seattle beat the Rangers 9-8 on Thursday. They ended up sweeping Texas in a 3 game series. In those games, the Mariners scored 15 runs and allowed 10 runs.
Chris Flexen was good on Thursday. The right hander went 7 innings and allowed 1 earned run.
Logan Gilbert is 5-4 with a 4.54 ERA. His last start was against the Blue Jays where he went 4 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. Toronto won that game 8-3.
Overall, pitching has not been great for this team. They have an ERA of 4.26 which is 15th best in the majors.
Their offense has been pretty good. They are scoring 4.20 runs per game which is 21st best in the game.
Seattle has hit 152 home runs which is 13th best in the game.
The Astros have had a good season so far and they are one of the best teams in the American League.
This team is in 1st place of the American League West with a record of 71-50. They lead the Athletics by 2.5 games.
Houston beat the Royals 6-3 on Thursday. Kansas City did win 3 games out of 4 in the series. In those games, the Astros scored 15 runs and allowed 16 runs.
Luis Garcia went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Thursday.
Jake Odorizzi is 5-6 with a 4.74 ERA. His last start was against the Royals where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Royals won that game 7-6.
The pitching for this team has been good for the most part. They have an ERA of 3.64 which is 6th best in the majors.
They are the #1 team in baseball when it comes to runs scored per game. They are scoring 5.31 runs per game.
Houston has hit 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 4-7 in their last 11 Saturday games.
- Mariners are 2-9 in their last 11 road games with the total set at 8.5.
- Astros are 13-5 in their last 18 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a team with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Astros are 59-24 in their last 83 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Astros are 35-16 in their last 51 games vs. the American League West.
Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
I look for the Astros to play well in this game. They have not played well lately, but I expect them to snap out of it.
Houston is the better team and I look for them to take care of business in this one. I am not all that confident backing Seattle in this one.
I look for Odorizzi to be solid and for the Astros to hit around Gilbert.
I am going with the Astros on the moneyline in this one.
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