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Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The visiting Houston Astros hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at Safeco Field against the Seattle Mariners.

Marco Gonzales will take the mound for the Seattle Mariners, and he'll carry a 1-1 record into the contest. Charlie Morton gets the ball for the Houston Astros; he's 2-0 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Seattle Mariners as 175 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.9-3.9 win for the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

9-7 Seattle battles the Astros, currently with a 12-7 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Houston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Seattle Mariners and the No. 7-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Seattle owns the No. 20 ranking for hits at 7.94 per game. By contrast, the Houston Astros are rated No. 15 in the same category at 8 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Seattle has the No. 19-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston got the job done in their last match in a 7-1 victory over Seattle on Wednesday at Safeco Field behind starter G Cole.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Seattle
  • Seattle is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Seattle's last 15 games
  • Seattle is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Seattle is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Chicago, Friday, April 20th
Seattle at Texas, Friday, April 20th