The AL West was expected to be a battle from the very first day of the season but the Houston Astros have grabbed the division by the throat early on. The ’Stros have taken their first three games of the season against the Seattle Mariners and will look for the four-game sweep Thursday.
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- The Mariners are hitting a collective .145 through their first 3 games.
- The Mariners are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games on the road against the Astros.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Astros’ last 5 games as favorite.
Joe Musgrove proved himself during a midseason call-up to Houston last year and finds himself on an Opening Day roster for the first time in his career. Musgrove posted a solid 4.06 ERA in 11 appearances last season, 10 of which were starts, while posting a 55-to-16 K-to-BB ratio.
The Mariners are already dealing with injuries to their rotation and are starting Ariel Miranda as a late replacement for Drew Smyly, who found his way to the 60-day DL. Miranda looked solid in his limited work with the Mariners last season but he looked bad during spring training with a 5.03 ERA and nine walks in just seven appearances.
George Springer has opened the season red-hot, as he leads the Astros in batting average, home runs, RBIs and hits. The Mariners’ bats have been completely silent with just one player on the team hitting above .170 and the lineup averaging 11 strikeouts per game.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Seattle Mariners listed as underdogs of 151 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.
Odds – Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.4-2.6 win for the Astros on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Houston (3-0) will face the 0-3 Mariners in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Seattle injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Astros rated this week at No. 24 and the Seattle Mariners sitting at No. 6.
On offense, it’s a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 3.33 runs per nine innings, against the No. 29 line up of the Seattle Mariners at 1.33 runs per outing.
Seattle brings the No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros’s No. 2-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Seattle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last 7 games
- Seattle is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
- Houston is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
- Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
- Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Seattle at Los Angeles, Friday, April 7th
Houston home to Kansas City, Friday, April 7th