The Mariners are back in Seattle, and are set to quick off their home opener this year against the Houston Astros. The Astros have long been the top dog in the division, but the M’s are standing there, knocking at the door and ready to take over. Being ready is one thing, but proving it is a whole other ballgame.
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Let’s get to the odds, predictions, and lineups. Here we go!
What Time is the Mariners Game Today?
The Mariners play at 06:42 PM PT.
What Channel is the Mariners Game on Today?
As always, you can catch the M’s on Root Sports. You can also catch it on MLB.tv, but blackout restrictions may apply depending on your location. The same goes for Amazon Prime, which has a new MLB Channel that you can subscribe to. Again, blackout rules may apply.
Astros vs Mariners Odds Today
Even though the M’s are in Seattle for their home opener, the Astros are favored for tonight’s game as -1.5 favorites at WynnBET. They sit at +130 (Bet $100 to win $130) with the M’s at -160 (If they lose by one or win, you could bet $160 to win $100).
If you are more interested in betting the moneyline (straight-up winner) the Astros are -114 (Bet $114 to win $100) with Seattle at +104 (Bet $100 to win $104).
If all you are concerned with is the run total in the game, the over-under is set at 8.5. If you like the over, it’s -105 (Bet $105 to win $100) and the under is -115 (Bet $115 to win $100).
Mariners Pitcher Today: Marco Gonzales
Marco Gonzales gets the nod for the home opener. It does seem like Servais was going to put him wherever it took in the rotation to get him to fall into this spot. He’d been the Mariners #1 for quite a few years, but it’s unlikely to ever be the case again. This seems like a nice way to reward Marco for his commitment to the organization,
Now, let’s just hope the start is very boring.
Mariners Starting Lineup
It’s the standard Mariners lineup that you would be wanting to see for opening night in Seattle. Murphy is behind the plate for Marco, with Kelenic at DH. Crawford sticks at 5 as Servais tries to find the best spot in the lineup for him. Frazier doesn’t have the same average as Crawford this year so far, but he has been hitting the ball hard still.
Astros vs Mariners Prediction Today
I really want to say the Mariners win their opener. The bats were starting to pick up, and actually weren’t even that bad in the second game of the series against the White Sox.
I’m going for it. The M’s are gonna win 6-5 tonight. It’s gonna be a game where they keep getting up by 2 or 3, then Houston pulls to within 1 or even ties. A 2-run double by France late puts them up 6-4, and Steckenrider pitches a wild 9th, gives up a run, but ultimately shuts the door and gets the M’s back to .500.
Oh, one other thing happens…
JULIO RODRIGUEZ GOES YARD FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!!
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M’s or Astros? Who do you think is going to win the first game of the series? The Mariners are trying to dethrone the AL West champs, and it’s been a long time coming. A long season is ahead of us still, but getting an early series win would be huge. As always… Go M’s!