|Over 8.5 (-125) @ bet365|
I'm playing on Houston/Seattle OVER the total. Yesterday's game was 1-0 pitcher's duel. I'm expecting the opposite type of game this afternoon though. The Paciifc Northwest is getting an early taste of summer right now. Yesterday's game was a night game. While still a nice evening, the hitters didn't benefit from the warmer temperatures they'll see here. Indeed, it should be a good afternoon for hitting. Of course, roof open or closed, good or bad weather, it comes down to the pitchers. In this case, both starters have a WHIP above two, thus far. That's ugly. Margevicius has a 6.00 ERA and a 2.333 WHIP. Odorizzi, meanwhile, has an obscene 13.51 ERA to go along with a 2.102 WHIP. Yes, those numbers are from a very small sample size; neither pitcher is that bad. That said, neither are in good form, either. Margevicius pitches in 4-days rest instead of five and Odorizzi just served up three home runs in 3 1/3 innings. Expect this one to hit double-digits.