Heading into game three of this AL West matchup, it will be Hunter Brown on the mound for the Astros (70-54, 33-28 home), facing off against the Mariners (68-55, 34-27 away) and Emerson Hancock. Find out my prediction for today’s Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros game in Houston.


The Pick: Seattle Mariners +154

This game will be played at Minute Maid Park at 1:05 ET on Sunday, August 20th.


  • Over their last ten games on the road, Seattle has a straight-up record of 9-1.
  • As the favorite on the road, the Mariners’ win streak currently stands at three games.
  • Hunter Brown has given up five away runs across his last three starts.


Currently, the Mariners are 3rd in the AL West on an overall record of 68-55. Their season-long runline record is 63-60, which includes going 37-24 vs. the runline on the road. For the season, Seattle has won less than half of their series away from home (8-9). The Mariners’ over/under record this season comes in at 61-61.

Emerson Hancock is yet to record a win in his two appearances this season, with an ERA of 5.40 and opponents hitting .262 against him. He has also allowed one home run and has an OPS of .644.

In his latest outing against Kansas City, Emerson Hancock allowed five runs on nine hits over five innings of work. Although he did not factor into the decision, the Mariners were able to come away with a 10-8 win thanks in part to Hancock’s efforts.

Having gone deep 12 times in their last five games, the Mariners are 2nd in that span. At 4.6 runs per game, Seattle is 13th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .240 while hitting a total of 154 home runs (11th).

Over the Mariners’ past five contests, Julio Rodríguez has been the club’s most prolific power hitter, slugging two home runs. The 21-year-old outfielder has been a consistent force at the plate all season, boasting a .278 average and 21 homers.


Heading into this divisional matchup vs. the Mariners, the Astros have an overall record of 70-54. This mark includes going 26-16 against divisional foes. Currently, they are 2nd in the AL West. Houston’s overall series record sits at 22-13-3.

The Astros will turn to starter Hunter Brown, who has a 9-8 record in 23 appearances this season. His ERA is 4.17, and his K/9 stands at 9.91. Brown has put together a FIP of 3.93 and an OBP of .316 thus far in 2023.

Hunter Brown was victorious in his last outing, as the Astros emerged with a 6-5 win over the Marlins. The right-hander allowed just one hit and no runs over his seven innings of work. With this result, Brown has now added a win to his 2023 season record.

For the season, the Astros’ offense is averaging 4.9 runs per game. Over their last ten games they have swung the bats well, sitting 3rd in the league in scoring, with a total of 57 runs. Overall, Houston’s team batting average is .251, putting them 11th in the MLB.

Keep an eye on the starting lineups leading up to the game, as the Astros’ Kyle Tucker is listed as questionable on the injury report. This season, Tucker has been a major contributor to Houston’s offense, pacing the team with 24 home runs. He also leads them in batting average (.297) and RBIs (92).