Astros open as moneyline underdog vs Mariners
Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Seattle and Houston on Wednesday, with the host Mariners trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Blake Beaven gets the call for the Seattle Mariners and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Brad Peacock brings a 0-1 ledger to the game for the Astros as he tries to quiet the Mariners bats.
Bettors looking to back visiting Houston before the first pitch in this match found them as +-161-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 7-ranked Mariners and the American League No. 12-rated Astros in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 6 runs allowed per game. The Mariners have been averaging 7.4 hits per game, less than the Astros have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Seattle has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.
Houston won its last outing, a 16-9 result against the Mariners on April 9. Bettors who backed the Astros at +142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (25) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Astros grabbed a win last time out, defeating Brandon Maurer and the Mariners 16-9 on Tuesday at Safeco Field.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 3-3
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Houston are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Astros at Mariners trends to consider:
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Seattle is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
Houston at LA Angels, Friday, April 12
Seattle home to Texas, Thursday, April 11