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Astros Vs Mariners: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 4/17/2021

A pair of the league’s top sluggers square off when the Houston Astros (6-7) and the Seattle Mariners (9-5) meet at 9:10 PM ET on Saturday at T-Mobile Park. Kyle Tucker has four home runs (ninth in the league) for the favored Astros (-137), and Mitch Haniger ranks ninth in MLB play with four round-trippers this season for the Mariners (+118). Houston has Zack Greinke starting, while Seattle counters Chris Flexen.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 17, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Astros vs Mariners Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Greinke (HOU) Pitcher Flexen (SEA)
1 – 1 W/L 1 – 0
17.2 IP 10.0
4.08 ERA 4.50
1.250 WHIP 1.600
5.1 K/9 9.9
2.0 BB/9 3.6

Astros Probable Starter Zack Greinke

  • Greinke gets the start for the Astros, his fourth of the season. He is 1-1 with a 4.08 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last appeared on Tuesday against the Tigers, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing six earned runs while giving up 10 hits.
  • He will take the hill against a Mariners team that is batting .237 as a unit (14th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .400 (ninth in the league) with 16 total home runs (11th in MLB play).
  • The Astros were favored on the moneyline for one Greinke start this season — they lost.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 17, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mariners Stats vs Greinke (since 2007)

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kyle Seager 13 .462 6 0 3 .500 1.115
J.P. Crawford 10 .200 2 0 0 .273 .473
Ty France 6 .333 2 0 2 .333 .833
Mitch Haniger 6 .667 4 0 1 .667 1.667
Tom Murphy 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
José Marmolejos 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Evan White 4 .250 1 0 1 .250 .500
Luis Torrens 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650

Mariners Probable Starter Chris Flexen

  • Flexen heads to the mound for the Mariners to make his third start of the season, seeking his second win.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Twins, throwing five innings and giving up five earned runs.
  • The Astros have scored 69 runs this season, which ranks fifth in MLB. They have 120 hits, third in baseball, with 19 home runs (fourth in the league).
  • His team is 2-0 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 17, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Flexen

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Carlos Correa 2 .500 1 0 1 .667 1.167
José Altuve 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros score an average of 7.1 runs per road game compared to 3.2 per contest at home.
  • The Astros are the fifth-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 5.3 runs per game (69 total).
  • The Astros are 2-5 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 28.6% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -137 or shorter, Houston has a record of 2-5 (28.6%).
  • Houston has had an over/under set by bookmakers 13 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in nine of those games (9-4).
  • Houston went 1-5 over the six games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.

Mariners Betting Trends

  • The Mariners have scored the 10th-most runs in the league this season with 63.
  • In seven home games this season, they’ve scored 4.7 runs per contest compared to the 4.3 per game they score away from T-Mobile Park.
  • This season, the Mariners have won seven out of the 11 games, or 63.6%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Seattle is 3-2 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +118 or more on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Seattle have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in eight of 14 chances this season.
  • In eight games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Seattle has a record of 5-3.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yuli Gurriel has four doubles, a home run and 12 walks while hitting .422.
  • Gurriel ranks fifth in hits (19), fifth in AVG (.422), second in OBP (.544), and 13th in SLG (.578) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Gurriel enters this game on a six-game hitting streak. Over that span he is batting .526 with three doubles, six walks and two RBIs.
  • Carlos Correa is batting .288 with three doubles, three home runs and three walks.
  • Correa ranks 24th in hits (15), and 25th in HR (3) among qualified hitters in MLB play.

Astros Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Carlos Correa 52 .288 5 3 6 .339 .858
Kyle Tucker 50 .200 7 4 11 .236 .736
Yuli Gurriel 45 .422 5 1 5 .544 1.122
Myles Straw 45 .200 4 0 4 .280 .480
Michael Brantley 38 .289 6 2 4 .325 .930
Aledmys Díaz 23 .261 4 1 4 .370 .805
Jason Castro 15 .133 3 2 4 .316 .849
Chas McCormick 12 .250 4 1 6 .286 .953
Alex De Goti 4 .500 2 0 1 .500 1.000
Ronnie Dawson 4 .250 2 0 0 .400 .650

Mariners Players to Watch

  • Haniger leads Seattle in homers with four while also maintaining a team-best .351 batting average.
  • Haniger’s 20 hits rank third, his .351 AVG ranks 17th, his .632 SLG ranks 13th, his 4 HR rank ninth, and his 11 RBI rank 13th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Haniger enters this game on a eight-game hitting streak, during which he’s hitting .406 with three homers.
  • Kyle Seager leads Seattle in runs batted in with 12 while batting .294 with two homers.
  • Among qualified hitters, Seager ranks 13th in SLG (.490), eighth in RBI (12), and 24th in hits (15) in the league.

Mariners Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Mitch Haniger 57 .351 11 4 11 .371 1.003
Ty France 52 .288 10 2 7 .387 .868
Kyle Seager 51 .294 4 2 12 .362 .852
J.P. Crawford 48 .271 7 0 3 .300 .592
Taylor Trammell 42 .143 6 2 7 .280 .590
Dylan Moore 41 .146 5 1 6 .250 .543
Luis Torrens 36 .250 2 0 1 .289 .595
Evan White 31 .194 5 1 4 .265 .620
Tom Murphy 26 .154 3 1 1 .185 .454
José Marmolejos 23 .217 4 2 6 .333 .898

Astros vs Mariners Player Props

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