Astros vs. Mariners Recommended Wager 7/23/22

by | Jul 23, 2022 | mlb

Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, July 23rd, 04:10 ET
Location: T-Mobile Park
TV: ATT SportsNet-SW
Money Line: Astros -135 / Mariners +113 (Bovada)
Total Line: 7.0

STARTING PITCHING

Houston: Justin Verlander (12-3, 1.89)
Seattle: Logan Gilbert (10-3, 2.84)

Astros Projected Lineup

Aledmys Díaz SS
Jake Meyers CF
Kyle Tucker RF
Yuli Gurriel 1B
Alex Bregman 3B
Martín Maldonado C
Yordan Alvarez LF
Jose Altuve 2B
Jeremy Peña SS
Justin Verlander P

Mariners Projected Lineup

Cal Raleigh C
Adam Frazier 2B
Jesse Winker LF
Sam Haggerty RF
Eugenio Suárez 3B
J.P. Crawford SS
Carlos Santana 1B
Julio Rodriguez CF
Ty France 1B
Logan Gilbert P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Houston Astros: 61-32-0 SU / OU 33-58-3 / Run Line W/L 49-45-0
Seattle Mariners: 51-42-0 SU / OU 44-48-2 / Run Line W/L 49-45-0

The Seattle Mariners host the Houston Astros on Saturday, July 23rd at T-Mobile Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 04:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Houston as the favorite (-135), with an OU line set at 7.0.

Recent Form

Heading into today’s game, Houston will be looking to tack on another win after taking down the Mariners by the score of 5-2. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff gave up 2 runs on 7 hits. The Astros lineup had a good night at the plate, coming up with 10 hits, leading to 5 runs. Heading into their last game, Houston was the betting favorite at -125.0. So far, the team has been the favorite in 78 of their games, winning at a rate of 69.0%. Together, the Astros and Mariners stayed below the over-under line set at 8.5 runs. With this result, Houston’s over-under record dropped even further, moving to just 33-58-3.

The Astros are looking to continue adding wins, as they are 4-1 over their last 5 games. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at +10. In their last 5 contests, Houston is averaging 4.6 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.45. So far, Houston has won over half of their 32 series played, going 21-9-2.

Seattle is coming off a 3-run loss to the Astros. Dropping the game 5-2. In the game, the team’s pitching staff allowed a total of 10 hits, leading to 5 runs. With their 7 hits, the Mariners could only plate 2 runners. Leading into Seattle’s loss, they were the underdogs, getting 105.0 on the moneyline. So far, the team has gone into 46 games as the underdog, still finding the win column at a rate of 43.0%. With this result, the Mariners and Astros combined to fall below the over-under line of 8.5 runs. Now, Seattle had an over-under record of 44-48-2.

In their last 5 games, the Mariners have put together a record of 4-1. Their recent success is backed by an average scoring margin of +8 (last 5). Seattle is still playing winning baseball, even with their offense averaging just 5.0 runs per game, compared to a season-long mark of 4.12. On the season, Seattle has won more than half of their series, going 16-13-1.

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Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander gets the start for the Astros, with an overall record of 12-3. Through 17 appearances, Verlander has an ERA of just 1.89 while averaging 6.42 innings per appearance. So far, batters are hitting just 0.194 against him. Verlander is giving up home runs a rate similar to the league average, allowing 0.91 per 9 innings. Per game, Justin Verlander is averaging 6.35, on a strikeout percentage of 26.0%. In his previous outings, walks have been an issue, as Verlander is averaging 1.56 free passes per outing.

In today’s game, Seattle turns to starter Logan Gilbert. For the year, he has a record of 10-3. Heading into the game, Gilbert has appeared in 19 contests, posting an ERA of just 2.84. On average, he pitches 5.84 innings per appearance. In his previous outings, right-hander opponents are hitting 0.235 off the right-hander. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below-average rate against Gilbert, as he is allowing just 0.97 per 9 innings. On the season, Logan Gilbert has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 23.0%. This has led to an average of 5.47 K’s per game. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 2.35 walks per outing.

Houston vs Seattle History

Today’s matchup between the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners will be their 14th meeting of the season. Houston has the lead in the series at 7-6. Through 13 games, the series’ over-under record is 5-8, with the average run total sitting at 9.37 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 4.23 runs. Last season, Houston picked up the series win, 11 games to 8. In these 19 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 11-7. Last year, the Astros and Mariners averaged 9.37 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.79 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
  • Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners Prediction

Heading into Saturday’s American League matchup between Houston and Seattle, the Astros have the slight edge on the moneyline. Even though Logan Gilbert is 2-0 vs Houston this year, he was fortunate enough to avoid a face off with Justin Verlander. I recommend taking Houston on the moneyline in Seattle.

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