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MLB Game Preview - Astros underdogs vs Mariners at Seattle

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

Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Odds

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Houston pays a visit to Seattle on Monday, hoping to shut down the Mariners bats in baseball action at Safeco Field.

The Mariners will turn to Taijuan Walker and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Jarred Cosart (1-1) to the hill.

View Houston vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Mariners in this matchup found them as -165 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The Mariners sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Seattle and its American League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 3.9 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 14 lineup of the Astros at 3.9 runs per outing.

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

Houston was a 7-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as +252 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Houston suffered a 7-2 loss against Oakland on Sunday, as Lucas Harrell wasn't able to lead his team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

The Mariners were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Seattle didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Tampa Bay on Sunday at Safeco Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 0-10
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Astros at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle's last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
Seattle is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Seattle, Tuesday, September 10

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