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Astros Could Beat up on James Paxton and the Mariners Tonight

Houston and Seattle open up an AL West Division series tonight as Doug Fister (8-6, 3.55 ERA) takes the mound for the Astros against James Paxton (2-3, 3.91 ERA) and the Mariners. The Houston Astros enjoyed a good run of success before the all-star break and will look to gain ground on the Rangers as they take on a division rival Friday.

SHARK BITES
  • The Astros are 7-1 in their last 8 games as underdogs against the Mariners.
  • The Mariners are 2-7 in their last 9 games with James Paxton on the mound.
  • The Astros are 10-3 in their last 13 games with Doug Fister as their starter.

James Paxton has done one thing really consistently this year – give up hits. In his last 10 starts, the lefty has given up five or more hits and has been batted around for as many as 11. The Canadian has pitched a little better at home this season but has only posted one win in four starts at Safeco Field.

The last time the Astros lost three straight with Fister on the mound, they went on to win their next 10 games in a row. The tall veteran has been pretty good on the road as well. He’s posted a 3.21 ERA and is 5-3 in his nine starts away from Houston this season.  

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Seattle Mariners in this matchup found them as -110 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.4-3.8 win for the Mariners on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

45-44 Seattle battles the Astros, currently with a 48-41 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 16 (Seattle Mariners) and the No. 2 (Houston Astros) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Houston Astros rank No. 22 at 8.31 hits per game. That compares with the Seattle Mariners No. 11 ranking in that category.

Houston brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mariners's No. 12-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston needed extra innings to get the job done against the Athletics on Sunday as the Astros defeated them 2-1 at Minute Maid Park.

Seattle rolled to a 8-5 win against Kansas City on Sunday, as Mike Montgomery and the Mariners' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games
  • Houston is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Seattle is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games
  • Seattle is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Seattle, Saturday, July 16th

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