Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners.
Stadium: Minute Maid Park (Houston).
Houston and Seattle, AL West division rivals, will play their second head-to-head series of the new season. So far, the score is 2-1 in favor of the Mariners. Will the Astros be able to get revenge? We'll pick a few bets at once.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Houston are having a tough start to the season
Dusty Baker's team comes into the home-and-home series against Seattle with an 11-11 balance, sitting just third in the division. Houston lost to all equally ranked opponents. In addition to division rivals Seattle and the Los Angeles Angels, they've also lost to Toronto, to whom the Astros have already lost in two games.
Jake Odorizzi will pitch for Houston in the upcoming game. The pitcher had already lost to Seattle on April 16, allowing 8 hits and 4 runs in 4.1 innings, and his team lost by a total of 1-11. Overall, Odorizzi has a 6.00 ERA and is 1-2 in wins-losses in 4 starts in the current league.
Seattle make a bid for a successful season
An away series against the Astros could finally cement the Mariners as a real contender to win the division. So far, Seattle are ahead of Houston with a 12-10 balance but behind the Los Angeles Angels, who are currently 15-8. The Mariners are off to a good start to the new season, although they have lost their previous two series to Tampa Bay and Miami.
Marco Gonzales will pitch for Seattle in the upcoming game. On April 16 against Houston (11-1), the pitcher went 7 innings, allowing only 1 run. In 4 starts in the new season, Gonzales has a 3.86 ERA and is 1-2 in wins-losses.
Expert Betting Tips
The series starting in Houston is very important for both teams. Both the Astros and Mariners have not been at their best in recent encounters and are sure to do their best to win in a head-to-head, divisional, series. The value of the result, and thus their high concentration level, will force their opponents to play with the utmost care. That means, most likely, that the efficiency will not be high here.
- Total Under 9.5 for 1.66;
- Total Under 8.5 for 2.05;
- Extra Inning - Yes for 8.60.
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