Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 29 (7/29): MLB
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- Jul 29, 2022, 2:12:54 AM
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|Time||8:10 p.m. EST|
|Mariners money line||+144|
|Mariners run line||+1.5 (-145)|
|Astros money line||-175|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (+125)|
|Over / under||7|
|Seattle Mariners||Houston Astros|
|Road / home record||27-23||31-14|
|Last 10 record||6-4||6-4|
|Over / under record||46-51-2||35-59-2|
|Runs / game||4.10||4.58|
|Runs allowed / game||3.78||3.39|
The Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners will play the 2nd game of the series at the Minute Maid Park on Friday night. The Astros took the win 4-2 in the first of the series. Bregman hit a two-run homer early, and his tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning led the Astros over the Seattle Mariners.
The Mariners get here with a 54-46 record and have won 6 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.10 runs per game. They're batting for .235 AVG, 393 runs scored in 755 hits and 106 home runs, ranking #23 in offense in the league, behind the Tampa Bay Rays. Eugenio Suarez leads with 51 RBI and 16 home runs and batting for .240 avg. Ty France has the best batting average with .306.
Defensively are allowing 3.78 runs per game, ranking #5 in the league. Logan Gilbert leads the team with 10 wins and pitching for a 2.77 ERA and 112 strikeouts.
Robbie Ray (8-7, 3.90 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mariners in the 2nd game of the series. Sunday against the Astros, Ray took the loss after allowing six runs on ten hits and only one strikeout in three innings. He has a 3-2 record with an ERA of 6.39 and 40 strikeouts in 8 appearances against the Astros in his career.
The Astros get here with a 65-35 record and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. They're averaging 4.43 runs and batting for .240 AVG, 421 runs scored in 755 hits and 134 home runs, ranking #14 in offense in the league behind the Texas Rangers. Yordan Alvarez leads the team batting for .307 avg with 28 home runs and 65 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.39 runs per game and ranking #3 in the league. Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.86 ERA, 117 strikeouts and 13 wins recorded for the Astros.
Justin Verlander (13-3, 1.86 ERA) will be on the mound for the Astros in the 2nd game of the series. On Saturday, Verlander took the win against Seattle, scoring one run on four hits while striking out nine and walking two over seven innings. He is 20-10 with an ERA of 3.15 and 253 strikeouts in 36 appearances against the Mariners in his career.
Seattle Mariners are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Seattle Mariners are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games against Seattle.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games at home.
The Astros bounced back and took the win at home in the first game of the series vs Seattle so they're now 10-6 against them this season. For this game, the Astros will send their ace Justin Verlander to the mound who's having a hell of a season and has allowed only 3 runs in his last 34 innings pitched. He has also dominated the Mariners in his career. Robbie Ray will get the ball for the Mariners who was pounded by the Astros in his last start allowing 6 runs in 3 innings. The Astros have a clearly advantage on the mound and they're at home. Take Houston.
PICK: Astros -1.5 (+125)
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