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MLB Betting Prediction: Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners 5/29/2024

Houston Astros (24-29) vs. Seattle Mariners (28-26)

As the MLB season progresses, the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners prepare to face off at T-Mobile Park this Wednesday night. The Astros, struggling below their usual standards with a 24-29 record, are set to challenge the Mariners, who hold a slightly better position at 28-26. This matchup promises to be a pivotal game for both teams as they strive to improve their standing in the league. Fans and bettors alike should mark their calendars for this exciting clash and keep an eye on the latest baseball free picks.

The Astros have been slightly below mediocre this season as is witnessed by their poor win/loss card. However, the team statistics portray a glimpse of what they are capable of with a .264 batting average, and a .421, which is a measure of how often the players have been able to hit the ball and subsequently, score runs. Their pitching, however, has been poor, averaging a 4.06 WHIP and ending up with a 3.38 WHIP, some of the reasons that have greatly contributed to their loss making. For the offense, the team has started having an impressive score by getting 481 hits in total and 64 home runs actually gaining 242 runs, mainly they have the challenge to translate hits into winning more games.

On the other side, the Seattle Mariners, with a .224 batting average and an average of .370 slugging percentage, they seem not to be as productive as the Astros in terms of hitting. However, their pitching has made it up with a reasonable 3. 69 ERA and a remarkable 1.09 WHIP also speaks of how well they confine the scoring of the opponent teams. Mariners’ pitchers must have fewer walks accepted by the hitters and have a lower average by the opposition team which could help in this upcoming game against the Astros.


Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners Game Info

When: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 9:40 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, WA
Stream: MLB.TV


Hunter Brown (1-5 W-L, 7.06 ERA) vs. George Kirby (4-5 W-L, 4.33 ERA)

Hunter Brown has struggled a little this season for the Astros with a 1-5 win-loss record and a raised 7.06 ERA over 43.1 innings pitched. When it comes to HR/A being 53 and walks granted at 24, one can conclude that the player struggles with managing the game tempo and preventing runners from getting on the field. Brown has been serving home runs (9 this season) and might prove to be a major troubling link in this encounter, especially considering the flow with which Mariners can capitalize on any vulnerable pitching.

On the other hand, there is George Kirby of the Mariners who has been relatively more consistent for the team as a pitcher. Even though he has registered a meager 4-5 season tally, his 4.33 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over 62. This means the ability to control a game as detected from the number of innings bowled efficiently by a pitcher. Kirby has registered a strikeout ratio of 57 with only six walks; this means the Mariners’ batters can frustrate the Astros’ batters and rise to this challenge and sustain the Mariners’ winning advantage in this game.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

The betting odds for this game are yet to be determined, but insights will lean towards a potentially close game given the contrasting strengths of each team. The Astros’ powerful hitting against the Mariners’ strong pitching will be the critical battle to watch.


Houston Astros Betting Trends

The Astros have been playing quite well in the recent games, maybe even displaying some form of heart since they have won 3 of their last 5 games. However, they cannot boast of the same success in the games concerning the spread, which at present has a tally of 2-3 in these games and 10-14 in their away games in terms of the spread. 


Seattle Mariners Betting Trends

Now the Mariners are in a bad shape, they failed to win the last five games and the same poor record is seen against the spread. This trend raises some concerns that the Astros could take advantage of. But Seattle’s pitchers have done slightly better at the home pitch, a factor that may influence this confrontation.


Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners 5/29/24 Betting Picks

Considering the recent form and team stats, this game is expected to be tightly contested. The key will be whether the Astros’ bats can overcome the Mariners’ pitching. Based on the overall data, the Mariners might have a slight edge due to their superior pitching and the Astros’ current inconsistencies.

For those looking into best live betting opportunities, keep an eye on the in-game dynamics, particularly how each starting pitcher handles the pressure and adjusts throughout the game. Prop bets on strikeouts and innings pitched could be particularly interesting given the strengths of the starting pitchers.


Free Pick and Prediction: Seattle Mariners 5, Houston Astros 3

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