Moneyline favors Mariners in battle with Astros
Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Seattle duelling Houston on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.
For the Astros, Jordan Lyles gets the ball, charged with keeping the Mariners hitters off the base paths. He'll face Erasmo Ramirez, 4-1 on the year.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Astros as +127 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 13-rated Mariners taking on the American League's No. 15-rated Astros in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 12 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).
Seattle brings the American League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros' league No. 15-ranked defense.
Seattle was a 12-4 loser in its last match at home against the Rangers. They lost as -115 favorites, while the total score of 16 made winners of OVER bettors. Seattle suffered a 12-4 loss against Texas on Wednesday, as Felix Hernandez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Safeco Field.
In their last action, Houston was a 6-1 loser on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Chicago at -240 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to Chicago on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 2-8
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mariners at Astros trends to consider:
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing at home against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Seattle
Seattle at Houston, Friday, August 30