Baseball. MLB. Regular season
Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Stadium: T-Mobile Park (Seattle)
29.05.2022. 23:10 (UTC+3)
Houston fell apart in Game 1 and 2 of their divisional road showdown against Seattle, losing 1-6 and 0-6. Will the Astros be able to get revenge in game three of the series? Let's pick a few options to bet on at once.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Seattle had important wins
The Mariners found themselves trailing at the end of the first quarter of the regular season. Scott Servais' team, with a 20-27 balance, ranks only fourth in the American League West Division standings. Above the Mariners, there are not only Houston and the Los Angeles Angels, but also the resurgent Texas Rangers.
Due to the unenviable situation in the standings, two straight wins over the Astros are especially valuable for Seattle. The Mariners have allowed only 1 run in two games, which means they've done a great job defensively, and have scored 12, a great result considering Houston's defense has been in full swing this season.
Left-hander Marco Gonzalez will pitch for Seattle in Game 3 of the series with the Astros, going 3-4 and having a 3.74 ERA in 9 starts.
Houston failed at bat
Just 1 point scored in 2 games in Seattle is an unexpectedly weak result for Houston. Although Dusty Baker's team has been focusing mostly on defense this season, the offense has barely failed either. The 2nd place in the American League standings with a 29-18 balance is the clearest confirmation of that. Most likely, in Game 3 the All-Star hitters will correct the unpleasant situation at T-Mobile Park.
Houston's starting pitcher, who will need to rectify another (12 missed hurts in 2 games) situation, will be Luis Garcia, 3-3 and a 3.38 ERA in 8 starts.
The score in the season series is tied at 4-4.
Expert Betting Tips
Houston may not win the upcoming matchup, but to prove themselves better offensively is a must. Dusty Baker's team is averaging just over 4 runs per game on the season, so considering they only scored 2 in the previous two, they should score about 6 in the third. That's a rough calculation, but it's likely something like that will happen.
Prediction: Houston will get better at bat and this will be a productive matchup.
- Houston Individual Total Over (4.5) for 2.05;
- Total Over (7.5) for 1.76;
- 1-5 Innings Houston Individual Total Over (2.5) for 2.20.
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