Mariners vs Astros Odds, Picks & Predictions (June 6)

Mariners vs Astros Odds, Picks & Predictions (June 6)

Houston Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez hitting a home run

Jun 3, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez (44) hits a home run against the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Mariners and Astros start a three-game set on Monday night
Houston is a -160 favorite for the series opener
The Mariners vs Astros odds, lines, preview, and best bet can be found below

It’s an AL West battle on Monday as the first-place Houston Astros host the Seattle Mariners in the series opener of a three-game set. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 PM ET at Minute Maid Park.

Seattle sends reigning AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray to the mound while the Stros counter with young righty Cristian Javier.

Mariners vs Astros Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Seattle Mariners
+140
+1.5 (-140)
Ov 8.5 (-105)
Houston Astros
-160
-1.5 (+120)
Un 8.5 (-115)

Odds as of June 5th at Caesars Sportsbook. See available Caesars promo codes. 

 

 

Houston is a clear -160 favorite for Monday’s contest and has won four of their last six games against the M’s.

Seattle vs Houston Probable Pitchers

The Mariners picked up Ray in the winter after a magnificent season with the Jays. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to replicate that success. The southpaw is just 4-6 with a 4.93 ERA in 11 starts. While he’s managed to strike out 74 hitters in 65.2 innings of work, Ray has also walked 24. Command is a common issue for him and it’s evidently hurt Ray in 2022.

In 11 starts, Robbie Ray: 65 2/3 innings, 36 earned runs — 4.93 ERA.

22 runs have come in 6 combined innings — a three-plus-run inning in six different starts — for a 33.00 ERA. M’s are 1-5 in those games.

In the other 59 2/3 IP, he’s allowed 14 runs for 2.11 ERA

— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 2, 2022

Last time out, the 30-year-old was tagged for four earned runs across five frames against the Baltimore Orioles. In fact, he’s surrendered at least three runs in each of his last four outings. Ray also owns a 5.40 career ERA vs. Houston.

Ray vs Javier

4-6
Record
3-2
4.93
ERA
2.43
65.2
Innings Pitched
41
74
Strikeouts
52
24
BB
15

Javier is a massive reason for Houston’s success on the hill. The right-hander is 3-2 with a stellar 2.42 ERA in 10 outings and this will be his seventh start of the year. He’s also sat down 52 hitters via the strikeout. Javier has now given up only two earned runs in his last three appearances.

Cristian Javier, Dirty 81mph Slider. ? pic.twitter.com/VaQDKylHWw

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 1, 2022

The Dominican absolutely dominates against the Mariners as well, posting a mere 0.40 ERA in six games. He last pitched vs. Seattle in early May, allowing just two hits and no runs in 5.1 frames.

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Mariners Looking to Continue Winning Ways

Seattle is six games under .500 at 24-30, but they’re playing better as of late. The M’s have won three of their last four after taking two of three from the Rangers over the weekend.

We’ll take it! pic.twitter.com/oJmO4dWQJi

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) June 5, 2022

Scott Servais’ group secured a comeback victory on Sunday in extra innings, putting up a three-spot in the top of the ninth before Abraham Toro scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning.  In fact, each of their previous four games were one-run contests.  Seattle has now also won three series in a row.

Pitching and Home Runs Carrying Houston

The Astros aren’t the same offensive beast as past right now, ranking 20th in runs, 24th in hits, and 21st in team average at .232. But, they’re still mashing long balls on a consistent basis, sitting fourth in the big leagues with 67 homers. Yordan Alvarez, who is at +3000 in AL MVP odds, is leading the way for Houston with a .284 average and 15 bombs.

Happy flight back home. pic.twitter.com/N8QmmFnDm2

— Houston Astros (@astros) June 5, 2022

It’s the Astros’ pitching staff that is seriously thriving. Every single starter is either right around three in ERA or under it, with the exception of Jose Urquidy. Their starting rotation boasts an ERA of 3.10, which is third behind only the Dodgers and Yankees. The bullpen? The best ERA in the MLB at 2.64.

SEA vs HOU Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
05/29/22
Mariners
Astros
HOU, 2-1
05/28/22
Mariners
Astros
SEA, 6-0
05/27/22
Mariners
Astros
SEA, 6-1
05/04/22
Astros
Mariners
HOU, 7-2
05/03/22
Astros
Mariners
HOU, 4-0
05/02/22
Astros
Mariners
HOU, 3-0
04/17/22
Mariners
Astros
SEA, 7-2
04/16/22
Mariners
Astros
HOU, 4-0

Mariners vs Astros Prediction

Although Seattle did win two out of three against Houston in their last series, Ray is looking awful lately and the Astros hit him well. With Javier on the mound as well, who is historically great versus the Mariners, I have to take Houston here to cover the runline as their brilliant staff limits the damage.

Pick: Astros -1.5 (+120)

 

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Quinn Allen is a sports journalist, with a background and education in broadcast journalism (BCIT ’17). He is a full-time associate editor at ClutchPoints by day, where he writes about soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and more. At night, Quinn is a frequent contributor at SBD.

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