The 2022 MLB Playoffs continue to roll along, and one of the series many baseball fans are looking forward to is an ALDS matchup between the 1-seed Houston Astros and 5-seed Seattle Mariners.
The Astros leaned on veteran hitters and a strong pitching staff to win the second-most games in franchise history (106). Meanwhile, the Mariners secured their first postseason berth since 2001 and took advantage of it by sweeping the Toronto Blue Jays in the Wild Card Round.
Mariners vs Astros TV Schedule and Start Times
Below is the full official schedule for the Mariners vs Astros ALDS MLB Playoffs series.
Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Minute Maid Park (TBS - TBD)
Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 13 at Minute Maid Park (TBS - TBD)
Game 3: Saturday, Oct. 15 at T-Mobile Park (TBS - TBD
Game 4: Sunday, Oct. 16 at T-Mobile Park (TBS - TBD)) if necessary
Game 5: Monday, Oct. 17 at Minute Maid Park (TBS - TBD) if necessary
Mariners vs Astros Betting Odds
The following MLB Playoffs odds are provided from FanDuel Sportsbook. Oddsmakers give Houston the edge in this playoff series. The Astros hold -225 odds to advance while the Mariners maintain a +186 figure.
FanDuel Sportsbook also lists some single game odds and other series prop bets, including correct series score and an over/under on total games played. Those will be updated when available.
Mariners vs Astros Probable Pitchers
Note: Both the Mariners and Astros have yet to release their official probable pitchers. The below is a projection outlined from MLB insiders Daniel Kramer and Brian McTaggart.
Mariners: Logan Gilbert (13-6, 3.20 ERA)
Astros: Justin Verlander (18-4, 1.75 ERA)
Mariners vs Astros Prediction & Pick
There's no denying that the Mariners have a "team of destiny" feel to them. After all, they overcame an 8-1 deficit in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round to secure a sweep on the road in Toronto.
With that being said, their thrilling run comes to a stop here. The Astros are simply too talented, have tons of postseason experience and will be well-rested. Houston had the second-lowest ERA in baseball (2.90) and finished eighth in runs scored, so this is an elite pitching staff backed by a potent offense.
The Mariners have plenty of spunk, but the Astros have the championship pedigree.
Final Series Prediction: Astros Win 3-2
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