One game, that’s what separates the Seattle Mariners from the Houston Astros in the AL West standings right now. Seattle, which will be riding into Houston holding the 2nd place of their division will be looking to keep their spot, all while trying to play catch up to the Los Angeles Angels, divisional leaders, is hoping for a commanding win tonight in the first game of a three-game divisional series that will surely give baseball fans all around plenty to talk about.
The home team Houston Astros will be sending RHP Jake Odorizzi to the mound to try and revert their last loss and put the team back on winning ways, while the Mariners will be having LHP Marco Gonzalez taking over the starting pitching duties as Seattle is looking to extend their current two-game win streak to three on the road in Texas tonight.
The Seattle Mariners are slowly and quietly becoming one of the most solid squads in the American League this season. While in their division they have Los Angeles and their amazing Trout/Ohtani offensive powerhouse pair taking all of the spotlights, Seattle has concocted a very strong and valiant team. On offense this team is shining and it’s only getting better with most of their stats placing them in the top-10 of teams around the league and pitching they are doing just as well too.
After going through a bit of a slump where they lost four games, two to Tampa Bay and two to Miami last week, they managed to bounce back yesterday with a strong performance and win against a Marlins team who had been riding on a strong seven-game win streak before running into the Mariners for the last game of their interleague weekend series in Miami.
Now, as the Mariners wish to capitalize on their win last night, they will be depending on how good of an outing starting pitcher Marco Gonzalez can have against the Astros, whose batting lineup hasn’t been as dominant this season as in prior seasons, which could end up working wonders for Gonzalez and Seattle.
For the Astros, after going down against Toronto in their last two games, if there was ever a time to bounce back it’s right now, which is exactly why they’ll be hoping that Jake Odorizzi comes out firing on all cylinders from the start and that of course their offense can start bouncing back from a rather lackluster weekend of baseball on offense for Houston.
Houston needs to rally around the fact that only one game separates them from taking Seattle’s 2nd place in their division, which makes winning today so much more important. Losing games at home is never a good thing for any team and Houston should really take that into notice, especially against their most important divisional rival right now.
Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Game Information
- Date: 05/02/2022
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston
- How to Watch Mariners vs Astros: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Mariners vs Astros Betting Lines
Mariners are +125 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $125. On the other side, Astros are -140 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $71.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Mariners at a 44.44% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Astros have 58.33% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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