Astros open as moneyline underdog vs Mariners
Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Odds
The Seattle Mariners look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Astros arrive at Safeco Field on Monday.
Seattle sends Joe Saunders out against Philip Humber for the Astros in this game. Saunders is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA on the season, while Humber is 0-1 on the year and has a 1.59 ERA.
Sportsbooks had installed the Mariners as -137 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mariners at No. 7 in the American League and the Astros at No. 12 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seattle's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 15 in the American League at 6 in runs allowed per game. The Mariners have averaged 7.4 hits per game so far, more than Astros batters have averaged on the year (6.5 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Seattle has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 9-3 loser as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -157 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston suffered a 9-3 loss against Oakland on Sunday, as Lucas Harrell wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -160 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Seattle lost in extra innings against the White Sox on Sunday as Chicago edged them 4-3 at U.S. Cellular Field.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 6-3
After playing Oakland are 2-6
After a loss are 3-7
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 4-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Astros at Mariners trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Houston
Seattle is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
Houston at Seattle, Tuesday, April 9