Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 4, 2024 7:15 PM

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May 4, 2024 6:23 AM
The Houston Astros, currently leading the series 1-0, look to capitalize on their home field advantage at Minute Maid Park, where they hold a 7-10 record, as they face off against the Seattle Mariners on May 4, 2024, at 7:15 PM. The Mariners, boasting a 17-15 overall record, will aim to overcome their 6-7 road record to even the series. With temperatures expected to be a warm 86 degrees and zero precipitation, the stage is set for an exciting matchup.
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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Probable Pitchers

Logan Gilbert, the probable starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, is expected to take the mound against the Houston Astros, bringing his impressive 2.03 ERA and 0.80 WHIP to the matchup. Gilbert's ability to rack up strikeouts, with 44 on the season, will be crucial in containing the Astros' potent offense.

Framber Valdez is expected to take the mound for the Houston Astros in their upcoming matchup against the Seattle Mariners, bringing his impressive 2.60 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into the critical game. Valdez's ability to limit damage, as evidenced by his 16 strikeouts and zero home runs allowed, will be crucial in shutting down the Mariners' potent offense.

Seattle Mariners Analysis

As the Seattle Mariners prepare to face off against the Houston Astros, their batting stats suggest they'll need to bring their A-game to keep up with the Astros' potent offense. With a team batting average of .219, the Mariners will rely on top performers like Julio Rodriguez, who leads the team with a .270 average, to get on base consistently. Meanwhile, Cal Raleigh's six home runs and Mitch Haniger's 18 RBIs will be crucial in generating scoring opportunities. However, the Mariners' 323 strikeouts – the most in the league – could be a major liability against the Astros' stalwart pitching staff. If Logan Gilbert can bring his A-game on the mound, the Mariners might have a shot at keeping the Astros' bats in check, but it'll take a team effort to overcome their own offensive inconsistencies and come out on top.

Houston Astros Analysis

As the Mariners prepare to face the Astros, they'll need to be keenly aware of Houston's potent offense, which boasts a league-leading .264 batting average and 287 hits, good for 2nd in the majors. With Jose Altuve leading the way with a scorching .348 average, the Astros' lineup is deep and dangerous, and Kyle Tucker's 8 home runs and 21 RBIs make him a formidable force in the heart of the order. The Mariners' pitching staff will need to be sharp to contain this high-powered offense, and with Framber Valdez on the mound for Houston, they'll face a tough task in trying to generate runs against the Astros' stingy left-hander.

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Injuries

Houston Astros

  • Zach Dezenzo (3B): Day-To-Day
  • Jairo Solis (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Forrest Whitley (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jayden Murray (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Dixon Machado (SS): Day-To-Day

Seattle Mariners

  • Bryan Woo (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • George Kirby (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Eduard Bazardo (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • J.P. Crawford (SS): 10-Day-IL
  • Gregory Santos (RP): 60-Day-IL

How to Watch the Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros

The Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros game will be televised on FOX and is scheduled for Sat 7:15 PM.

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Betting Odds

The Houston Astros are favored to win, with current odds of -140, indicating a slight edge over the Seattle Mariners. The Over/Under is set at 7.5, suggesting a moderately paced game with a moderate number of runs expected.

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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction

I'm predicting a thrilling 5-4 Astros victory, but only if the Mariners' pitching staff remembers to pack their A-game... and a few extra runs for good measure!

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Framber Valdez (HOU) Over 6.5 Strikeouts Thrown +132
  • Grade: A-
  • Expected Value: +1.1%
  • Odds to Hit: 45.5%
  • Bet Units: 1.1
  • Fair Odds: +120
  • Market Width: 35
Logan Gilbert (SEA) Under 5.5 Strikeouts Thrown -119
  • Grade: B+
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 56.3%
  • Bet Units: 1.1
  • Fair Odds: -129
  • Market Width: 32
Jose Altuve (2B) - HOU Over 1.5 Hits + Runs + Rbis -135
  • They're projected for 2.2 H+R+R.
  • In games they had at least 2 at bats:
  • • Season 68.8% (22-10) (impl -220)
  • • Last 25 68.0% (17-8) (impl -213)
  • • Last 20 70.0% (14-6) (impl -233)
  • • Last 15 73.3% (11-4) (impl -275)
  • • Last 10 80.0% (8-2) (impl -400)
  • • Last 5 100.0% (5-0)
  • • Last 3 100.0% (3-0)

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