Mariners vs Astros, Odds & Picks: Houston, We Have a Winner

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The Mariners are in Houston taking on the Astros early on Sunday morning.

We’ve got our best bets for this stand alone game on Peacock, so let’s get into it and break it down!

Mariners & Astros Season History

These AL West rivals have faced off plenty this season, and Seattle has dominated.

They currently lead the season series 7-2 and have had no problem taking down the Astros.

Houston is currently 2.5 games behind the Rangers, and the Mariners are just 4 games back. The race for the division is tight, and number of game remaining continues to dwindle.

Seattle is tossing a bullpen game while the Astros will rely on Hunter Brown.

Can the Astros expand the gap between them and the Mariners?

Mariners vs Astros Game Information

Mariners Astros Odds Picks Houston We Have a Winner

Matchup Information

  • Venue & Location: Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX)
  • Date: Sunday, August, 20th, 2023
  • First Pitch: 1:05pm Eastern
  • Broadcast: Peacock

Pitching Matchup

  • Seattle Mariners: Emerson Hancock (0-0, 5.40 ERA)
  • Houston Astros: Hunter Brown (9-8, 4.17 ERA)

Betting Odds

Odds courtesy of Bovada.


  • Mariners +1.5 (-135)
  • Astros -1.5 (+115)


  • Mariners +152
  • Astros -184


  • Over 9 (+100)
  • Under 9 (-120)

Mariners vs Astros Prediction & Best Bets

I lean with the Astros in this game mainly for the pitching matchup and motivational factor.

Houston is battling with the Rangers for the top spot in the division, while also trying to hold off Seattle and a few AL East teams for a wile card spot in the playoffs.

The Astros are up 1.5 games on the Mariners for the second wild card spot, and I think at home they extend that gap tonight.

This will be the 10th meeting between these teams this season, and Houston has only won 2 contests.

At home tonight, on the shoulders of their stud rookie, Hunter Brown, the Astros get the win and cover the runline.

The Pick: Astros -1.5 (+115) Bovada

Player Props

Hunter Brown over 6.5 Ks (+100) Bovada

Mariners Astros Odds Picks Houston We Have a Winner

As chalky as it is, and as much as Valdez hurt us last night, I’m going back to a pitcher facing the Mariners.

Brown clears 7+ Ks in 52% of starts this year, and had 8 in 3 innings against the Mariners in early July.

Seattle strikes out the 2nd most to RHP amongst MLB teams, doing so 26.2% of the time.

He’s seen this Mariner lineup before, and has struck out several of their batters.

Tonight at home, I think he can get to seven and I’m willing to bet on it for even money.

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Nate Hornung
Nate Hornung

Nate has been a recreational sports bettor for about 5 years. In that time, he has grown to love the pursuit of winners and sticking it to The Man. Nate loves data and uses his understanding of numbers to help him be a more profitable sports gambler, however he will be the first to tell you this game is about more than just stats.

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