Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners Monday’s Online Betting MLB Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2018 online betting MLB season delivers another round of enticing matchups this evening. MLB bettors looking for a late night matchup to wager on need look no further than tonight’s Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners pairing. Both teams are having successful seasons with the Astros leading the division and the Mariners not too far behind them. Let’s check on the odds to see what sports betting sites have to say about tonight’s matchup.
Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners – Monday, August 20th
Series: Game 1
When: 10:10 pm ET
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle Washington
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
Online Betting MLB Odds:
The Astros fly into this divisional matchup flashing a stellar 75-49 record that ranks them 1st in the AL West. However, the second seeded Oakland Athletics are right on the Astros tail, just 1-game away from tying with Houston. On top of that, tonight’s opponent is 4 ½ games behind Houston. Having said that, it’s clear that the Astros cannot afford to lose any ground in the divisional race. Unfortunately for the Astros, Houston is 1-5 against Seattle in their last 6 matchups. Notwithstanding those results, tonight’s online betting MLB odds are sticking with Houston on the road. To prove the odds makers right, Houston will be sending Gerrit Cole to the mound this evening. Cole is 11-5 on the season and brings a 2.71 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP to the table.
Players to Watch: Jose Altuve (9 HR, 46 RBI, .329 BA), Yuli Gurriel (8 HR, 61 RBI, .280 BA), and Alex Bregman (24 HR, 77 RBI, .280 BA).
The Mariners swim into tonight’s divisional matchup sporting a 71-54 record that ranks them as the 3rd best team in the division. As aforementioned, the Mariners are 4 ½ games behind Houston. That’s a very bridgeable gap but in order to close that distance, Seattle will need to rack up a decent win streak. But since Seattle is 2-4 in their last 6 contests, it’s looking like they currently lack the momentum to deliver. It should be mentioned that before that 2-4 stretch Seattle swept Houston in a 4-game series. We’ll have to see if the Astros can extract revenge on the road tonight.
Players to Watch: Nelson Cruz (30 HR, 78 RBI, .264 BA), Ryon Healy (23 HR, 61 RBI, .238 BA), and Kyle Seager (20 HR, 67 RBI, .226 BA).
Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Predictions
Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Picks
So which side should players learning how to bet MLB games online take in this Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners matchup? You could go either way with this one. The Mariners have been getting the best of Houston lately but don’t bring much momentum to the table tonight. However, Houston doesn’t have momentum at the moment either. If that’s the case, it might be better to take Seattle on the upset line. Sign up to make your online betting prediction today!
Score Prediction: 2-0 Seattle.