In professional sports, fortunes can change rather dramatically for a variety of different reasons. A team going well can suddenly hit the skids after losing a key player or running into a crisis of confidence that ripples its way through the entire team. When the rot does set in, it can be nearly impossible to get out of it, even after that team makes a great start to the season. This is exactly where we are at right now with the Seattle Mariners, a team in the midst of an epic freefall that has seen them go from first to worst in the AL West in just a matter of weeks. When one team falls in a division, there is always someone there to take their place, which the Houston Astros have done in rather clinical fashion. When these two last met, it was the Astros sitting second behind Seattle, but a lot has changed since then. It will be Houston who come into this series as overwhelming favorites, with a lot of folks calling for the sweep.
Astros vs Mariners MLB Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Monday, June 3 at 10 PM EST
- Where: T-Mobile Park, Seattle
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: Houston / Seattle
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- Starting Pitchers: Martin Vs LeBlanc
- MLB Odds: TBA
- Partly Cloudy: 18°C/64°F
- Humidity: 48%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 7 mph N
- Cloud Cover: 33%
- Type of Stadium: Retractable
Why bet on the Houston Astros?
Since taking the lead in the AL West, the Houston Astros have simply gone from strength to strength and already look as though they are going to be impossible to oust from that top spot. The Oakland A’s were on a run and trying to close the gap, but Houston shut that down over the weekend sweeping the A’s in 3 games on the road. That series win took the Astros to 40-20 on the season, giving them an 8 ½ game lead in the division in the process.
It also helped improve their road record this season to 18-12, while also taking them to 7-3 SU in their last 10 games. The Astros are a great SU bet, but not so much ATS, where they are 13-14 as a road favorite right now. The Astros will send Chris Martin (1-1, 5.51 ERA) to the mound for this game.
- Runs: 5.14
- Hits: 9.15
- Walks: 3.64
- Strike Outs: 6.92
- Runs: 3.49
- Hits: 6.75
- Walks: 2.56
- Strike Outs: 9.76
Why bet on the Seattle Mariners?
It is hard to put into words just how quickly the Mariners have fallen from grace in the AL West, plummeting from first to last in no time at all. This looks nothing like the team that was close to unbeatable through the first month of the season, as they have now fallen to 25-37 on the season, which has them sitting 16 games behind the Astros in first.
The Mariners have been giving up runs at a staggering rate, already surrendering 380 runs through their first 62 games of the season. That does not bode well ahead of playing the Astros, who score runs for fun at times. Seattle are decent as a home dog, going 12-9 ATS. They will start Wade LeBlanc (2-2, 6.99 ERA) on Monday.
- Runs: 4.98
- Hits: 8.24
- Walks: 3.60
- Strike Outs: 9.81
- Runs: 6.13
- Hits: 9.74
- Walks: 3.26
- Strike Outs: 7.85
Astros vs Mariners MLB Betting Trends
- Houston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston’s last 17 games
- Seattle are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 6 games
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction for Astros vs Mariners
It is starting to look as though things might get worse for the Mariners before they get better, which could spell bad news for this series. I am looking for the Astros to blow them out on Monday night.
Houston Astros 8 Seattle Mariners 3