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Astros Accustomed To Low Scoring Affairs

If you are looking for tons of runs then you should not be watching the Houston Astros, but UNDER bettors have fallen in love with the club. The ‘Stros have gone UNDER in 17 of their past 23 games thanks to a middling offense and an above average rotation. The Astros will kick off a three-game set at Minute Maid Park with the Seattle Mariners Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The Astros have won their past six games against the AL West – though all against the LA Angels.
  • The Mariners are 8-3 in their past 11 games when Wade Miley starts.
  • The UNDER is 7-0 in the Mariners’ past seven games as underdogs.

Maybe Wade Miley should have stayed on the DL, as the lefty allowed seven hits and five runs across just four innings in his first trip to the bump since dealing with a sore shoulder. Miley has now posted a 7.63 ERA in his past six starts while allowing 41 hits in just 30.2 innings.

Lance McCullers should be well rested for his starts Monday, as he missed his last start with a blister on his throwing hand. The right-hander also has the luxury of pitching at Minute Maid Park where he has a 2.37 ERA in five starts this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Seattle Mariners were listed as 146 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Mariners to win this game 5.4-3.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros sport a record of 43-39 heading into this matchup, while the Seattle Mariners sit at 43-39 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Seattle injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Houston Astros and the No. 19-rated Seattle Mariners in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 15-ranked scoring average of 4.51 runs per game, against a Seattle Mariners offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.96 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 8.34 hits per game to date this season, less than the Mariners hitters have managed (9.11 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Seattle owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.43 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seattle looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Orioles, a 9-4 final on Sunday in support of H Iwakuma at Safeco Field.

The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in C McHugh's start, as they lost 4-1 against Chicago on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Seattle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Houston's last 23 games
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle at Houston, Tuesday, July 5th

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