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Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners

May 29, 2024

The Houston Astros (24-31) take on the Seattle Mariners (30-26) in Game 3 of their four-game series on Wednesday, May 29, at 9:40 PM ET at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington. Currently leading 2-0, the Mariners hold a -115 moneyline.

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Astros have lost two straight and are now 2-3 over their last five battles. To have a chance here, they must find ways to stimulate their offense and score at least three runs. In their last five games, they have lost each one when scoring two runs or less.

They will have Justin Verlander (4-5) to start on the mound, and it will likely give them their best opportunity. He boasts a 3.60 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP, while their team ERA stands behind at 4.43.

Kyle Tucker leads them offensively with 39 RBIs and 18 home runs. Jeremy Peña leads them with a.308 batting average, a.344 on-base percentage, and a.430 slugging percentage. Together, they will need to be a stronger force for Game 3.

The Astros average.261 at the plate, while their defense allows.247. This is a slight amount of separation, but not enough consistency on the defensive end.

Seattle Mariners' Betting Preview

The Mariners have won their last three games, with their first victory being a 9-5 battle against the Washington Nationals. Over their last three victories, they have averaged 5.33 runs and will need to be close to replicating that.

George Kirby (4-5), who currently has an ERA of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.03, will start on the mound. Overall, the team has a 3.63 ERA, which gives them a good chance at success.

Cal Raleigh leads their offense with 11 home runs and 29 RBIs. Although this is slightly less than the other leader from the Astors, it's still a significant opportunity to make a difference.

The Mariners have a.224 batting average and give up.219 to their opponents. This is a low output on both ends, but at least they can keep the pace in their favor and potentially win later in the game.

Odds, series trends, and free picks

Bettors can check out MyBookie for the latest MLB betting odds. Market insights currently predict that the Mariners have a 59.1 percent chance of winning. With positive momentum, it makes sense to select them for the win.

The Mariners have averaged 3.5 runs per game so far, holding the Astors to two runs each time. This will arguably be a little closer due to starting pitching, but the Mariners should come out on top.

Final Pick: Seattle Mariners -115