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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros 07/24/2020 MLB Previews, Odds and Betting Analysis
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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros 07/24/2020 – On Friday, Seattle Mariners will take the road to play against Houston Astros in their opening game of the regular season from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The Mariners are experiencing a terrible 2019 season with a 68-94 overall record. Seattle was way behind the .500 mark and they hope for a better season this year. As for Houston, there is no need to say since they almost clinched the World Series title. Houston topped their league with an impressive 107-55 overall record. The Astros were one of the best teams with their incredible performance with most of the baseball betting trends on their side.
Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros 07/24/2020
Seattle has not done much of their spring training after March and that brings them to an unpredicted situation. The Mariners have retained some of their key players on their squad, but they need to focus on their lineup, especially against the big opponents. Dan Vogelbach and Kyle Seager are some of those big bats on the Mariners batting side. Based on their squad, it seems that the Seattle Mariners are strong with their pitching side while they do not have much to offer with their offense. Marco Gonzales will be delivered as their starting pitcher in this game against the Astros.
Players to watch: S. Long 2B (GP 12 AB 31 R 2 H 4 2B 2 3B 0 HR 0 RBI 4 TB 6 BB 3 SO 9 SB 2 AVG 0.129 OBP 0.206 SLG 0.194 OPS 0.399), J. Marmolejos 1B (GP 15 AB 30 R 7 H 7 2B 3 3B 1 HR 2 RBI 8 TB 18 BB 2 SO 7 SB 0 AVG 0.233 OBP 0.281 SLG 0.6 OPS 0.881).
Houston is certainly going to be a potential threat this year as they battle once again for glory. The Astros have not made major changes to their team as they retained their core squad. During the preseason games, Houston defeated opponents with ease and they are all set for a fresh season. Playing against the Mariners is probably an easy way for Houston to get started with their record. Houston will deliver their favorite Justin Verlander to the mound as their starting pitcher against the Mariners. Verlander has contributed his best last season that helped Houston travel the road to the end.
Players to watch: K. Tucker RF (GP 15 AB 33 R 5 H 10 2B 3 3B 0 HR 1 RBI 3 TB 16 BB 2 SO 5 SB 0 AVG 0.303 OBP 0.333 SLG 0.485 OPS 0.818), Y. Gurriel 1B (GP 12 AB 32 R 3 H 7 2B 0 3B 0 HR 1 RBI 2 TB 10 BB 2 SO 4 SB 0 AVG 0.219 OBP 0.257 SLG 0.313 OPS 0.57).
Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle’s last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games.
Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Betting Picks
The baseball odds are clearly intact for Houston in this game. The Astros have Verlander on the mound and he has the potential to pick-off Seattle’s top hitters.
Score Prediction: Houston Astros 7, Seattle Mariners 3.