Set your calendars for an exciting MLB showdown on May 5, 2024, as the Seattle Mariners square off against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park at 2:10 PM. Despite the forecast of light rain, expect a heated contest between these division rivals. Starting pitcher for the Mariners, Bryce Miller, enters the game with an impressive 2.038 ERA, while the Astros will counter with Hunter Brown, who currently holds a 9.783 ERA.\n\nAs of now, the Mariners are 6th in the 2024 AL West Division, boasting a 16-13 record for a .55 winning percentage. Their divisional performances have resulted in a 2-1 record, ranking them 1st within the division. They come into this game on a high, having won 7 of their last 10 games and on a W1 streak. At home, they are strong with a 10-7 record but are evenly matched on the road at 6-6. In comparison to their 4 wins in day games, they’ve fared better with 12 wins in night games, and have scored 106 runs while allowing 95.\n\nContrarily, the Astros are positioned 14th in the division with a 9-19 record, reflecting a .32 win percentage. They are 5th in the division with a 4-3 record. The team’s recent form shows 3 wins in their last 10 matches, alongside a W2 streak. The Astros have a weaker home record at 4-9 and are 5-10 on the road. They’ve managed just 3 day game wins compared to 6 at night, scoring 122 runs and conceding 144.\n\nRegarding betting odds, the Mariners are the slight favorites in this match-up. The Point Spread is set at 1.5, with an Over/Under of 8.5 runs, indicating expectations of a moderately high-scoring game. The MoneyLine reflects confidence in the Astros at home (-121) despite their underwhelming season, while the Mariners are also considered contenders at (+102). These odds suggest a closely contested battle, making it an exciting wagering opportunity.