Mariners vs Astros Baseball Game Preview

Seattle MarinersHouston Astros
Aug 31, 7:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Odds

61-73TEAM RECORD44-90

The Houston Astros host Seattle on Saturday, looking to build on their 44-90 mark against the 61-73 Mariners in MLB betting action at Minute Maid Park.

It's a pitching duel between Dallas Keuchel for the Astros (5-5 on the year) and Joe Saunders for Seattle (10-13 so far).

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Astros as +112 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 15-rated Astros and the league No. 13-ranked Mariners, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 13 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Mariners defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 8 hits per game, less than the Mariners have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the American League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Seattle was a 7-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Astros. They won as -132 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. Seattle looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 7-1 final on Friday in support of T Walker at Minute Maid Park.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 1-9
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mariners at Astros trends to consider:
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Houston is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Houston, Sunday, September 1

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