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MLB BASEBALL

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros

The Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Minute Maid Park.

The Mariners will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Joe Saunders in this game. Saunders has a 8-8 record and a 4.24 ERA this season.

It'll be Bud Norris toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Righthander Norris is 6-8 with a 3.63 ERA so far this season.

The Mariners were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Houston was a 5-0 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -232 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Seattle has won 3 straight games.
Houston has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Seattle: 43-52 SU
Houston: 33-61 SU

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Seattle's last 22 games
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Houston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Seattle

Next up:
Houston home to Seattle, Saturday, July 20