MLB Betting Preview: Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners – Friday, April 12, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington
When: Friday April 12th at 10:10 PM ET
Money Line: Houston -145
BetDSI has the Houston Astros listed as -145 money line favorites over the Seattle Mariners. The Houston Astros enter this game with a record of 8-5 and have won six games in a row including back to back series sweeps over the Oakland Athletics and most recently the New York Yankees.
The Seattle Mariners enter this game with the MLB’s best record of 12-2 and have won six games in a row including a 4-0 series sweep on the road against the Kansas City Royals that ended with a 7-6 win on Thursday. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Seattle Mariners.
The Mariners are 12-2 overall and 5-1 at home. The Seattle Mariners have gotten off to the best start in baseball this season with a record of 12-2 and their bats have been explosive to start the season which should bode well for them this season. Seattle is 12-2 overall, 5-1 at home and 6-1 as an underdog this season.
Seattle will send Wade LeBlanc to the mound for game one of the series. LeBlanc is 2-1 in his last three starts against the Astros while allowing an average of 3.33 runs and striking out an average of 4.33 in those games.
Jay Bruce leads the team in home runs with 7. Domingo Santana leads the team in RBIs with 19. Tim Beckham leads the team in runs with 13.
Seattle is averaging 7.8 runs per game which ranks 1st in the MLB. The Mariners are allowing an average of 5 runs per game which is tied for 16th in the MLB.
The Astros are 8-5 overall and 2-5 on the road. The Astros are undefeated at home, but unfortunately, this game is on the road where they are only 2-5 on the season. Houston is 8-5 overall, 2-5 on the road and 8-5 as a favorite.
Houston will send Wade Miley to the mound for game one of the series. Miley is 2-1 in his last three starts against the Mariners while allowing an average of 2 runs per game and striking out an average of 6.67 in those games.
Jose Altuve leads the team in home runs and runs with 5 home runs and 8 runs. George Springer leads the team in RBIs with 10.
Houston is averaging 3.92 runs per game which ranks 21st in the MLB. The Astros are allowing an average of 3.38 runs per game which ranks 5th in the MLB.
Seattle gets the win at home
The Mariners have gotten off to a hot start after going 12-2 to start the season while Houston is one of the best teams in the MLB, but have struggled early on in the season on the road with a record of 2-5. Seattle is outscoring Houston by an average of 4.9 to 3.8 in the last ten match-ups in this series.
The Mariners are outscoring the Astros by an average of 4.33 to 2.67 in the last three meetings in this series. I look for those trends to continue with a Mariners win at home over the Astros in the game on Friday. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.