MLB Betting: Astros Try To Halt Swoon
After stumbling over the weekend, the Houston Astros look to get back on track Tuesday night as they continue a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners.
The Astros were swept for the first time this season by the Texas Rangers over the weekend and they had lost four straight entering their series with the Mariners. The Mariners were 4-8 in their last 12 games before facing the Astros.
Tuesday’s scheduled pitching matchup is Charlie Morton (11-2, 2.89) for Houston and Mike Leake (8-6, 4.15) for Seattle.
Morton posted a no-decision against the Colorado Rockies in his last start after allowing one run on four hits in 6.1 innings. Houston lost 3-2 as a -119 favorite at Bovada Sportsbook. Morton faced Seattle back in April and pitched seven shutout innings in a 9-2 Houston win.
Leake is coming off a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants in his last start after allowing two runs on four hits in 6.1 innings. The Mariners won 3-2 as a -141 favorite. In his lone start against Houston this season in April, Leake was roughed up for five runs on seven hits in six innings in a 7-1 loss.
In six matchups between the Astros and Mariners this season, Houston is 4-2. Looking back further, the Astros have dominated this matchup with a 10-2 record in their last 12 vs Seattle.
East leaders clash at Fenway
Also on the Tuesday schedule, division leaders clash in an interleague matchup when the Boston Red Sox host the Philadelphia Phillies.
Jake Arrieta (8-6, 3.45) will get the ball for Philadelphia and Drew Pomeranz (1-4, 5.27) goes for Boston.
Arrieta recorded a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in his last start, allowing three runs on five hits in six innings. Philadelphia won 7-3 as a +128 underdog. Arrieta is 1-4 with a 5.27 ERA in eight career games against Boston and in 33 interleague games he is 16-10 with a 4.01 ERA.
Pomeranz returned from the DL in his last start and was tagged with a loss after giving up four runs on six hits over 4.2 innings against the Baltimore Orioles. Boston lost 7-6 as a -153 favorite. Pomeranz is 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA in four career starts against the Phillies and in 19 career interleague games he is 1-3 with a 5.68 ERA.
Last season the Red Sox were 3-1 against the Phillies and in their last eight games against Philadelphia they’re 7-1. At home, Boston is 12-2 in its last 14 vs the Phillies.