In our MLB predictions for Tuesday, June 7, we are breaking down the Mariners vs Astros showdown to bring you the best betting pick and odds for the middle contest of a three-game NL West series at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Astros have won five of their first nine games against the Mariners in 2022, while Monday night’s clash has been excluded from the analysis.
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Mariners vs Astros Betting Pick
This game will be played at Minute Maid Park at 8:10 PM ET on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
Why Bet The Astros:
✅ Justin Verlander will take the mound for the Astros and face the Mariners for the fourth time in 2022. The 39-year-old lefty is 2-1 with a 3.48 ERA in his previous three dates with Seattle and 18-10 with a 3.26 ERA in his 34 career starts against the Mariners. Verlander will have a huge motive to dominate this game after allowing six earned runs across six frames of work in his previous encounter with the M’s. The current Mariners are slashing .203/.258/.416 in 93 at-bats against Verlander.
✅ The Astros’ bullpen is one of the best in the majors. It has recorded three wins and four saves in the last ten days of action to go with a sharp 2.82 ERA and 2.60 FIP. Houston’s relievers haven’t allowed a single home run in that span.
✅ Chris Flexen will get the starting call for the Mariners, and the current Astros have 32 hits in 119 at-bats against him. Flexen is 1-2 with a nice 2.50 ERA in three starts against Houston this term and 1-5 with a pedestrian 5.26 ERA in seven career starts against the Astros. The 27-year-old right-hander holds a 2-6 record, 4.55 ERA, and 1.41 WHIP in ten starts (55.1 IP) this season.
The M’s have won six of their previous nine games, including a couple of home victories over the Houston Astros, 6-1 and 6-0. They are coming off a 6-5 ten-inning victory at Texas last Sunday, clinching a three-game road series against the Rangers.
Seattle entered this series carrying a 24-30 record. The Mariners were sitting at the fourth spot in the AL West, 11 games behind the Astros. They’ve scored 58 runs over their last 12 outings, posting a .256/.343/.428 slash line and a 3.75 ERA.
The Astros beat Kansas City 7-4 last Sunday to clinch a three-game road set against the Royals. It was their sixth win in the last seven contests, and the Astros were topping the AL West, eight and a half games above the LA Angels.
Over the last couple of weeks, the Stars have posted a disappointing .239/.314/.374 triple-slash and a strong 3.26 ERA.