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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners

The Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Safeco Field.

Philip Humber will be the starting pitcher for the Astros on this day. Righthander Humber is 0-1 this season with a 1.59 ERA.

Humber's opponent in this one will be Joe Saunders. The Mariners lefthander has a 9.00 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 9-3 loser as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -157 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -160 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 5 straight games.
Seattle has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 1-5 SU
Seattle: 3-4 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 6-3
After playing Oakland are 2-6
After a loss are 3-7

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 4-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Houston
Seattle is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Seattle home to Houston, Tuesday, April 9