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Erik Bedard, Brandon Maurer take mound in Mariners vs Astros tilt

Houston AstrosSeattle Mariners
April 9, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Odds

1-6TEAM RECORD4-4

The Mariners get a visit from the Houston Astros in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Seattle hands the ball to starter Brandon Maurer in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Houston counters with Erik Bedard, who will try to quiet the fans and the Mariners bats at the same time.

View Houston vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Mariners in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -130 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Mariners sit at No. 7 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at an American League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Seattle has the American League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 7.1 hits per game. The Astros average 6.6 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the American League list.

Defensively, Houston features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 3 runs per game.

Houston lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Mariners on April 8. Bettors who backed the Mariners at -163 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Houston didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Joe Saunders in a losing cause, 3-0, against Seattle on Monday.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 6-3
After a loss are 3-7

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 2-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Astros at Mariners trends to consider:
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Seattle
Houston is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing Houston
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Seattle, Wednesday, April 10