In our MLB predictions for Friday, May 27, we have prepared the best Astros vs Mariners betting pick and tips along with the latest odds for the opening clash of a three-game AL West series at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. The Astros are 4-2 in six meetings with the Mariners in 2022. Houston aims for its fourth consecutive victory over the M’s after sweeping a three-game home set against Seattle in the first week of May.
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Astros vs Mariners Betting Pick
This game will be played at T-Mobile Park at 9:40 PM ET on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Why Bet The Astros:
✅ Justin Verlander will get the nod for the Astros, and he’s doing a great job in his 17th season in the big leagues. The 39-year-old ace carries a 6-1 record, 1.22 ERA, 2.81 FIP, and 0.72 WHIP into his third date with Seattle in 2022. He’s gone 2-0 over the previous two, allowing only two earned runs on eight hits across 14.2 innings of work. The current Mariners are slashing just .193/.227/.435 in 64 at-bats against Verlander.
✅ Chris Flexen will get the ball for the M’s and meet the Astros for the third time this season. He’s been charged for a loss in his previous two encounters with the Stars, yielding four earned runs across 11 frames of work. Flexen is 1-6 with a 4.98 ERA in eight starts in 2022 and 0-5 with a 6.16 ERA in six career starts against the Astros.
✅ While the Astros have gone 4-1 over their previous five contests, the Mariners have won only two of their previous ten games overall. Seattle has played poorly as of late, and over the last two weeks, the Mariners’ pitching staff has recorded a 5.64 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and .279 batting average against.
The Astros closed down a seven-game homestand with a 2-1 win over Cleveland last Wednesday. After beating Texas in a four-game set, the Stars outlasted the Guardians in a three-game series to improve to 29-16 on the season.
Houston has scored only 17 runs in its last six tilts, but it has recorded a sparkling 1.83 ERA as well. The current Astros are hitting .272/.322/.411 in 91 at-bats against Chris Flexen.
The Mariners are coming off a 2-1 series defeat to the Oakland Athletics. After a 7-6 victory in the opening clash, the M’s suffered two straight losses to the A’s, 7-5 and 4-2. Seattle fell to 18-27, sitting bottom of the AL West.
The M’s are scoring 3.96 runs per game (21st in the majors) on a .234/.315/.377 slash line. They are yielding 4.60 runs in a return (24th) while posting a 4.37 FIP (27th).