The Houston Astros are the moneyline betting favorites at -125 for game two of the series on Saturday night.
The Houston Astros will turn to Jose Urquidy in an effort to get them back on track. Urquidy has gone 4-1 this season, but he does need to improve on his ERA, that currently sits at 4.24.
Houston has a dominant bullpen, and they can shut the door down if they get an early lead. The Astros have a team ERA of less than 3.00, but they are now facing a lineup that comes into this game with some momentum.
Kyle Tucker has had a big year at the plate for the Astros as he leads the team with 29 RBIs to go along with eight home runs. There are some Astros players that are going through a big slump, but this team still has power.
The Mariners belted four home runs in the win over Houston on Saturday night, and that could be a big key in this game as well. Seattle has hit 51 long balls this season, and most of the offensive numbers are actually better than Houston.
Eugenio Suarez and Ty France have been the two best hitters in the lineup, and the Mariners could still use some more depth. Suarez has belted nine home runs, while France is hitting .341 with 32 RBIs.
Logan Gilbert will be making the start on Saturday night, and he is 4-2 with a 2.60 ERA to begin the year. It’s going to take another strong effort to keep the Astros from having a big night at the plate.
Beating Justin Verlander on Friday night should give the Mariners some confidence heading into Saturday. That offense hasn’t always been showing up this season, but this could be another great chance for them to break out of it.
The Mariners have been a much better team in Seattle this season, and the Astros haven’t always played great on the road. This should be a pretty competitive game, but the Mariners might actually have the pitching edge in this game.
One run might be the difference in this game, and the home team will get the clutch hit late. Bet the Seattle Mariners moneyline as they pick up a second straight win over the Houston Astros with another impressive performance. Dunkel Index