The Seattle Mariners (67-55) and Julio Rodriguez, coming off a four-hit game, are underdogs (+123) on the moneyline and will look to upset the Houston Astros (70-53) on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET on MLB Network.
Houston’s Framber Valdez and Seattle’s Logan Gilbert have been named the starters for this contest.
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Astros and Mariners Betting Trends
The Astros are 49-39 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 55.7% of those games).
Houston has a 32-17 record (winning 65.3% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -145 or shorter.
The Mariners have won 20, or 50%, of the 40 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
Seattle is 4-7 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +123 or more on the moneyline.
The Astros have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 123 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 60 of those games (60-60-3).
So far this season, the Mariners and their opponents have hit the over in 60 of their 122 games with a total.
Astros Stats & Insights
The Astros have the No. 6 offense in MLB play scoring 4.9 runs per game (599 total runs).
Houston averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank ninth in baseball with 159 total home runs.
The Astros rank 14th in MLB with a .251 batting average.
Houston strikes out 7.9 times per game, the fourth-fewest mark in MLB.
The 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Astros pitching staff ranks seventh in the majors.
Houston’s 3.76 team ERA ranks third among all MLB pitching staffs.
Mariners Stats & Insights
The Mariners rank 14th in the majors with 561 total runs scored this season.
Seattle ranks 12th in Major League Baseball with 151 home runs.
The Mariners’ .238 batting average ranks 21st in the league this season.
Seattle ranks just 29th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.9 whiffs per contest.
The Mariners average nine strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, ninth-most in the league.
Seattle pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.72 ERA this year, second-best in baseball.
Astros Key Players to Watch
Valdez (9-8 with a 3.31 ERA and 148 strikeouts in 149 2/3 innings pitched) looks for his 10th victory when he makes the start for the Astros, his 24th of the season.
Kyle Tucker is batting .297 with 24 home runs and 92 RBI. All three of those stats are best among Houston hitters this season.
Alex Bregman is batting .249 with an OBP of .347 and a slugging percentage of .415 this season.
Yordan Alvarez is slashing .275/.384/.562 this season for the Astros.
Chas McCormick has 78 hits and an OBP of .375 to go with a slugging percentage of .533 this season.
Mariners Key Players to Watch
The Mariners will hand the ball to Gilbert (10-5) for his 25th start of the season.
Rodriguez has put up a team-best batting average of .274 and paces the Mariners in runs batted in (79).
Ty France has 28 doubles, 10 home runs and 33 walks while hitting .253.
Cal Raleigh has a team-best 22 home runs.
Eugenio Suarez is batting .231 with 18 doubles, 17 home runs and 53 walks.
Astros and Mariners Injuries
Astros: José Abreu: 10 Day IL (Back), Phil Maton: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Michael Brantley: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kyle Tucker: day-to-day (Illness)
Mariners: Jarred Kelenic: 10 Day IL (Foot), Tom Murphy: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Bryan Woo: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Marco Gonzales: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Penn Murfee: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Robbie Ray: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Easton McGee: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor), J.P. Crawford: 7 Day IL (Concussion)