Brad Peacock vs Brandon Maurer matchup featured in MLB action
Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Odds
The Seattle Mariners will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Houston Astros invade Safeco Field on Wednesday.
Brad Peacock, with a record of 4-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Astros, while the Mariners trot Brandon Maurer to the mound in this one. He is 2-7 so far in 2013.
The Astros were listed as +-144 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Mariners - Astros odds would favor the Mariners if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Seattle is rated No. 13 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 14 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Seattle has the American League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Astros average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the American League list.
Houston brings the American League's No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mariners' league No. 13-ranked defense.
The Astros were a 13-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +140 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston ran up the score in their last game on Tuesday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 13-2 victory against Seattle.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 3-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Astros at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games at home
Seattle is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Houston
Houston home to LA Angels, Friday, September 13
Seattle at St. Louis, Friday, September 13