Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/16/2022

by | Apr 16, 2022

The Seattle Mariners (4-3) will look to Adam Frazier, after his four-hit game last time out, to lead them in a matchup with the Houston Astros (4-3) on Saturday at 9:10 PM ET. The Mariners are +133 underdogs for the contest, according to oddsmakers. Houston’s Justin Verlander and Seattle’s Chris Flexen have been named the starters for this contest.

Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Astros vs Mariners Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Astros -156 +133 7.5 -112 -108 -1.5 +104 -125

Computer Predictions for Astros vs. Mariners

Our computer pick: Seattle Mariners (+133) and Over (7.5)

Astros vs. Mariners Game Info

  • Houston Astros probable starting pitcher: Justin Verlander
  • Seattle Mariners probable starting pitcher: Chris Flexen
  • Game Day: Saturday, April 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:10 PM ET
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Stadium: T-Mobile Park

Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Pitching Matchup

Verlander Flexen
1 GS 0
0-1 W-L 0-0
1.80 ERA
5.0 IP 0
3 BB 0
7 SO 0

Astros Starter Justin Verlander

  • The Astros will look to Verlander (0-1) in his second start this season.
  • His most recent appearance came on Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, when the right-hander tossed five innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • Opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of only .188 against him this season. He has a 1.80 ERA and 12.6 strikeouts per nine innings over his one games.
  • The opposing Mariners offense has the 13th-ranked slugging percentage (.407) and is fifth in MLB play with nine home runs. It has a collective .237 batting average, and is 14th in MLB with 56 total hits and 11th in MLB play scoring 32 runs.

Mariners Starter Chris Flexen

  • Flexen will make his first start of the season for the Mariners.
  • The last time the 27-year-old pitched was on Sunday, Oct. 3 against the Los Angeles Angels. The righty threw 5 1/3 innings as the starter in that matchup.
  • He ended last season with a 3.61 ERA and a 1.252 WHIP in 31 games, finishing with a 14-6 record.
  • The Astros are batting .212 this season, 23rd in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .373 (18th in the league) with nine home runs.
  • He ranked 22nd in ERA (3.61), 31st in WHIP (1.252), and 36th in K/9 (6.3) among qualified pitchers in the majors last year.

Astros Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Astros entered a game as favorites 143 times last season and won 87, or 60.8%, of those games.
  • Houston entered 88 games last season favored by -156 or more and was 56-32 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 60.9% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • Houston’s games went over the total in 93 of their 175 chances last season.
  • The Astros were 67-63-0 ATS in their 130 games with a spread last season.

Mariners Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Mariners have won in three of the six contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Oddsmakers have given Seattle the worst odds of winning they have seen this season with a +133 moneyline listed for this contest.
  • The Mariners have an implied victory probability of 42.9% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Seattle and its opponents have gone over the total this season in three of their seven opportunities.
  • The Mariners have posted a record of 5-2-0 against the spread this season.

Astros Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Jose Altuve hit .278 a season ago with 32 doubles, a triple, 31 home runs and 66 walks.
  • Kyle Tucker hit .294 with 37 doubles, three triples, 30 home runs and 53 walks.
  • Yuli Gurriel accumulated 169 hits with a batting average of .319 last season.
  • Michael Brantley had 29 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 33 walks while batting .311.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Jose Altuve 146 .278 .350 .489 31 83 167
Kyle Tucker 140 .294 .359 .557 30 92 149
Yuli Gurriel 143 .319 .383 .462 15 81 169
Michael Brantley 121 .311 .362 .437 8 47 146
Alex Bregman 91 .270 .355 .422 12 55 94

Mariners Leaders & Batting Stats

  • J.P. Crawford paces the Mariners with a team-high batting average of .435.
  • Among all hitters in the big leagues, Crawford’s home run total is 155th and his RBI tally ranks 208th.
  • Crawford carries a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .471 with three doubles, two walks and an RBI.
  • Ty France has two doubles, a home run and five walks while hitting .269.
  • France is 51st in homers and 22nd in RBI among all hitters in the big leagues.
  • Adam Frazier is hitting .258 with two doubles, a triple and a walk.
  • Mitch Haniger leads the Mariners with three long balls and runs batted in, driving in seven.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
J.P. Crawford 7 .435 .552 .565 0 1 10
Ty France 7 .269 .424 .462 1 6 7
Adam Frazier 7 .258 .281 .387 0 6 8
Mitch Haniger 7 .200 .226 .533 3 7 6
Eugenio Suárez 6 .182 .308 .500 2 4 4

Betting Tips for Astros vs. Mariners

After looking at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup, our best bet is the Mariners on the moneyline at +133. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

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