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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners meet at Safeco Field.
The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jordan Lyles in this game. Lyles has a 3-1 record and a 4.03 ERA this season.
Lyles's opponent in this one will be Jeremy Bonderman. The Mariners righthander has a 6.75 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.
Houston lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Mariners on June 11. Bettors who backed the Mariners at -158 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Houston has lost 6 straight games.
Seattle has won 2 straight games.
Houston: 22-44 SU
Seattle: 29-37 SU
Houston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
Seattle most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Houston are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Houston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games when playing at home against Houston
Seattle is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
Houston home to Chi White Sox, Friday, June 14
Seattle at Oakland, Friday, June 14