We scored yet another winner for our visitors on Sunday as the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners easily played to an under the total of 7 ½ runs result. It is amazing that the Seattle Mariners on Sunday sported a lineup of four hitters with a current batting average under .200. Their DH yesterday in Jesus Montero sports a batting average of .242. Only one player had a batting average over .260 and that was left fielder Casper Wells who hits .264. Their leadoff hitter bats .183 on the year. It was another quality effort from Rangers lefty starter Matt Harrison who threw nine innings of shutout baseball to notch his 12th win of the season. Our best betting pick from Monday comes from the Major League Baseball contest between the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres. The Astros and Padres will begin from Petco Park in San Diego at 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB package. With our MLB pick tonight we will play on the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres to play under the total of 7 runs. The odds used from the top betting play are courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The San Diego Padres opened up in the betting as a -120 favorite with the return on the road club Houston Astros at +110 odds. The run total is lined at 7 runs. Early money from the betting public has landed on the Padres as San Diego is now lined as a -122 favorite with the return on the Houston Astros at +112 odds. The total has not moved off the opener of 7 runs. Those wagering on the San Diego Padres on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +190 odds. Bettors who take the +1 ½ runs with the Houston Astros will have to lay -210 odds for their run line wager.
Tonight’s pitching matchup in game one of this National League series will feature J.A. Happ from Houston as he opposes Kip Wells from the Padres. Both starters tonight get upgraded as they are both facing anemic hitting lineups. With the close location to the ocean Petco Park is a hitter’s park as the ball has trouble carrying. On the road over the weekend at San Francisco the Houston Astros were able to push across just five runs total and could not score more than two runs in any one ballgame. At home the Padres average just three runs per game with a team batting average of .222. Two bad offenses leads us to the under at best sportsbooks online.