Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners 08/31/2021 Analysis, Odds and Betting Picks
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Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners 08/31/2021 – The Astros are coming in hot after defeating the Mariners in their series opener. Houston will look forward to building on their success while they remain at the top of the AL West Division play. The Seattle Mariners will enter this game holding the third spot in the AL West. The Mariners are still battling for the Wild Card ticket as they remain two-plus games behind the Athletics. Seattle has been one of those strong teams but the AL West is loaded with tough competition. The online sportsbook odds are in favor of the Astros to win this game and cover the spread.
Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners 08/31/2021
Houston Astros increased their overall record to 78-53 after their last success against the Mariners. The Astros are way ahead of the Athletics and are keen on clinching the division title. Lance McCullers Jr will get the ball as their starter in this game. McCullers is holding a neat 10-4 record on the season with an ERA of 3.32 and 151 Ks in total. Against the Mariners, the starter is 9-3 with an ERA of 2.93 and 110 Ks in total.
Players to watch: Jose Altuve 2B (GP 116, AB 480, R 89, H 131, 2B 20, 3B 1, HR 25, RBI 68, TB 228, BB 55, SO 79, SB 4, AVG 0.273, OBP 0.347, SLG 0.475, OPS 0.822, WAR 3.5), Carlos Correa SS (GP 119, AB 443, R 86, H 122, 2B 28, 3B 1, HR 20, RBI 69, TB 212, BB 66, SO 95, SB 0, AVG 0.275, OBP 0.37, SLG 0.479, OPS 0.849, WAR 5.6).
The Mariners dropped to 70-62 on the season after their last defeat against the Astros. Seattle has been an impressive team but they struggled to make it past some of their important games. Last night, they gave up four runs to the Astros and scored just three in return. Yusei Kikuchi will take the nod here as their starter in this game. Kikuchi is holding an ERA of 4.33 with a 7-7 record and 145 Ks in total. Against the Astros, Kikuchi is 1-4 with an ERA of 6.35 and 38 Ks in total.
Players to watch: Mitch Haniger RF (GP 127, AB 495, R 90, H 126, 2B 20, 3B 2, HR 29, RBI 73, TB 237, BB 42, SO 131, SB 1, AVG 0.255, OBP 0.319, SLG 0.479, OPS 0.798, WAR 2.1), J.P. Crawford SS (GP 129, AB 491, R 66, H 128, 2B 28, 3B 0, HR 6, RBI 38, TB 174, BB 42, SO 94, SB 3, AVG 0.261, OBP 0.322, SLG 0.354, OPS 0.677, WAR 2.7).
Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Betting Numbers
Houston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last 7 games.
Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Betting Picks
The MLB lines today are in favor of the Astros to take out Kikuchi with ease. Houston has a strong batting unit against a weak pitching squad. Back Houston to build on their success and cover the spread in this game.
Score Prediction: Astros 7, Mariners 4.