Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners 4-16-22

Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros will meet for the second installment of a three-game set at T-Mobile Park on Saturday night.  The Houston Astros lead the AL West at 4-3 while the Seattle Mariners are in a triple-tie for second-place at 4-4 with the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels.   

 

The Houston Astros look to rebound from an 11-1 loss against the Seattle Mariners on Friday.  This is Houston’s second consecutive loss after dropping their second game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

 

After 7 games, DH Michael Brantley led the Astros with a .292 batting average, 2 homers, and 7 RBIs.  SP Framber Valdez leads 0.93 ERA, 1 win under his belt, and 9 strikeouts.  The Astros are 23rd in batting at .218.  Houston is tied for 23rd with 24 runs, 21st with .294 OBP, and 14th in .398 slugging percentage. 

 

The team is top 1 with 1.69 ERA, 6th with 1.14 WHIP, and 8th with .207 BAA.  Houston will send Justin Verlander to the mound for Saturday’s match.  The righty is 0-1 with an ERA of 1.80, struck out 7 batters, 3 hits, 3 walks, and 1.20 WHIP in 5 innings. 

 

  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 matches against Seattle.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 road games.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 matches this season.

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Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Predictions 4/16/2022

 

The Seattle Mariners are looking to repeat the pounding they gave Houston on Friday.  Marco Gonzales threw seven solid innings while Adam Frazier had 4 hits which included a two-run triple and two-run double. 

 

In 8 games, SS J.P. Crawford leads the Mariners with a batting average of .407.  RF Mitch Haniger leads with 3 homers and 7 RBIs.  SP Logan Gilbert leads with 0.90 ERA and 11 strikeouts while SP Robbie Ray has 1 win. 

 

The Mariners rank 28th in batting at .198 is tied for 25th with 21 runs scored, and rank 23rd with .292 OBP.  Seattle’s team ERA is 11th at 3.51, 9th with 1.15 WHIP and they allow their opponents to hit at a clip of .217 which ranks 12th. 

 

Chris Flexen will get the ball to start for Seattle in Saturday’s game. The righty is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA.  Through 4.1 innings, Flexen has 5 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 1.85 WHIP.  

 

  • Seattle is 2-4 SU in their last 6 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 matches against Houston.
  • The total went OVER in 10 of Seattle’s last 13 home games.

Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Houston Astros.  Justin Verlander pitched well in his first game against the Angels with a one-run ball in 5 innings.  Chris Flexen didn’t look good in his opener, allowing three earned runs in 4 ? innings. 

 

In four career starts versus Houston, Flexen is 0-3 with a 7.78 ERA.  The Houston Astros will recover from their recent loss and take the win on the road.  Final Score Prediction and Play is Under 3-1.  

 

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Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 9:10 PM ET

 

Location: T-Mobile Park, Seattle

 

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022

 

TV: Root Sports Northwest

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -155

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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