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King Felix Makes Long-Awaited Return To Mariners Rotation

It has been two months since the Seattle Mariners had their ace in the rotation, as Felix Hernandez has been on the DL with bursitis in his right shoulder since the end of April. King Felix makes his return to the rotation at Safeco Field when the M’s kick off a three-game set with the MLB-leading Houston Astros.

Shark Bites
  • Jose Altuve has slashed .500/.552/.654 in his career against Felix Hernandez.
  • The Astros are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against the Mariners.
  • The Astros are 16-4 SU and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games when opening a series.

Hernandez struggled through his first five starts in the majors this season, posting career highs in ERA, hits allowed per nine innings and home runs allowed per nine innings. That being said, Hernandez was still attacking the strike zone with 22 strikeouts to just three walks. In three rehab starts for Triple-A Tacoma, the righty allowed six runs in 13.0 innings of work.

The ’Stros will counter with Joe Musgrove, who has struggled since returning from a short stint on the DL. In Musgrove’s past two outings, he has posted a 6.10 ERA and failed to make it through the sixth inning on either occasion. The 24-year-old has already squared off against the Mariners twice this season with a 4.35 ERA in those.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Seattle Mariners as -118 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.7-3.3 win for the Astros. 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

The Seattle Mariners bring a 38-37 record to the battle against the 50-24 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Houston injuries news.

This game puts the Seattle Mariners, most recently No. 9 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Houston Astros, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Houston Astros rank No. 1 at 9.68 hits per game. That compares with the Seattle Mariners No. 10 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Houston features the No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.14 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 at home, scoring 5.27 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros enjoyed a 12-9 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Thursday, with David Paulino throwing 5.1 innings of 7-hit ball at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The Mariners grabbed a win last time out, defeating Daniel Norris and the Tigers 9-6 on Thursday at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Seattle is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Seattle, Saturday, June 24th

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