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MLB BASEBALL

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros

A winning streak will be on the line for the Seattle Mariners on Sunday when they battle the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Hisashi Iwakuma will be the starting pitcher for the Mariners on this day. Righthander Iwakuma is 12-6 this season with a 3.03 ERA.

The Astros will counter Iwakuma with Brett Oberholtzer. Lefthander Oberholtzer has a 2.53 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at +111 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Seattle has won 3 straight games.
Houston has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Seattle: 62-73 SU
Houston: 44-91 SU

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Kansas City, Monday, September 2
Houston home to Minnesota, Monday, September 2