Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners 5/29/24 MLB Latest Previews, Picks and Predictions

Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners 5/29/24 MLB Latest Previews, Picks and Predictions

Houston Astros (24-29) vs. Seattle Mariners (28-26)


Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners 5/29/24 – The Houston Astros are set to clash with the Seattle Mariners this Wednesday, May 29, 2024, bringing excitement to T-Mobile Park. As the Astros look to improve their under .500 record, the Mariners hope to extend their slight lead over .500 in what promises to be a competitive match-up. Both teams have had fluctuating performances lately, adding an unpredictable twist to this game. Fans can catch all the action live at 9:40 PM ET on MLBN or stream it on MLB.TV. Dive into this game with free MLB insights, setting you up for an informed viewing experience.


The Astros have maintained a reasonable average, a batting average of .264 this season, with a specific slugging percent of .421. They have accumulated 242 runs and 64 home runs as of now. However, they seem to lack in this area as far as team ERA is concerned and stands at 4.46 and a WHIP of 1.38. Nevertheless, when it comes to the power, flexibility, and coordination of the offense as a whole, the Astros are comparable to the league’s top teams, though their defense and pitching leave a lot to be desired if they are to be contenders in the near future. The last five games have made them record a 3-2 which was an indication of a possibly consistent team.


On the same hand the Mariners have a low batting average of .224 and are the weaker side in terms of scoring ability having managed to make a total of 202 this season. Currently, their slugging has a ratio that is seated at a meager .370. Beneath these lower numbers of offense, their side of pitching has a better stand with the ERA of 3.69 and an amazing WHIP of 1.9 which has assisted them to remain relevant in games. It appears the Mariners have problems in cashing in on good pitching performances, especially, given that they got a 1-4 record in the last five games.


Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners 5/29/24 Game Info


When: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 9:40 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Park
Stream: MLB.TV


Hunter Brown (1-5, 7.06 ERA) vs. George Kirby (4-5, 4.33 ERA)


Hunter Brown from the Astros has been struggling performing this year; he has a win/loss record of 1 – 5 and an ERA of 7.06. His WHIP of 1.78 also points to issues in policing the game, with the team giving up 53 hits and a total of 24 walks covering 43.1 innings pitched. Specifically, Brown will have to curb his warranted walks as well as home runs if he wants to lead his team to the desired victory.


However, the trend is different in the case of George Kirby, who has better control proven by his WHIP of 1.03 and they have allowed only 6 walks over 62.1 innings. His ERA of 4.33 and quite moderate strikeout-to-walk ratio point out his good coping with pressure; therefore, he will be one of the key performers in this upcoming match. Kirby’s capacity to stay in command may well unlock the Astros’ hitting – thus the danger with this question.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


The betting odds and point spreads are still to be determined, but considering the pitching matchups and recent form, insights suggest a potentially close game with a slight edge possibly given to the Mariners due to their stronger pitching stats.


Houston Astros Betting Trends


The Astros are 2-3 against the spread in their last five games and 10-14 in their road games against the spread this season. Their games have seen a mix of totals, with OVER hitting in 2 of their last 5 games, indicating a tendency towards higher-scoring games, likely due to their strong batting and weaker pitching.


Seattle Mariners Betting Trends


The Mariners are also 1-4 against the spread in their last five games and have shown similar performance on the road. With OVER hitting in only 8 of their last 25 home games, their trend leans slightly towards lower-scoring games, supported by their solid pitching.


Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners 5/29/24 Betting Picks


Given both teams’ current form and the pitching matchup, this game could lean slightly towards the Mariners, especially with Kirby’s solid control from the mound. The Astros will need to capitalize on any mistakes made by the Mariners’ offense to secure a win.


In terms of betting, the game presents a challenging pick due to the unpredictability shown by both teams. However, considering the pitching strengths and weaknesses, betting on a lower total might be wise, especially with the Mariners’ ability to control the game’s pace. Stay tuned for further handicapper predictions today.


Free Pick and Prediction: Seattle Mariners 4, Houston Astros 3. 


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