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Should Bettors Be Fading Astros On The Road?

The Houston Astros may hold a healthy lead in the AL West and they may be performing well on the field, but astute bettors have found that they can be a money pit in certain scenarios. The ’Stros are a lousy 2-13 against the runline in their past 15 games away from home – 3-15 in their last 18 if you include their “home games” in Tampa Bay. Can the Astros finally get it straight when they kick off a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners on Monday?

Shark Bites
  • The Mariners are 5-0 in their past 5 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the past 4 games between the Astros and Mariners.
  • Jose Altuve is slashing .321/.390/.415 against the Mariners this season.

Astros starter Dallas Keuchel has yet to find his groove after spending almost two months on the DL. Since returning to the ’Stros rotation on July 28, Keuchel has a 5.35 ERA and has allowed more than a hit per inning. The southpaw mowed down the Mariners on Opening Day, pitching seven innings of no-run ball.

The Mariners will counter with Erasmo Ramirez, who has been the team’s best starter since being acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays. Since the trade, Ramirez has posted a 3.62 ERA with four quality starts in six outings. The righty has had some issues with the long ball, though, giving up two dingers in three of his six outings with the M’s.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Seattle was a 145 moneyline underdog earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made oddsmakers at 5Dimes pick an opening OVER/UNDER number of 9.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.0-2.8 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

69-68 Seattle battles the Astros, currently with an 83-53 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Houston injuries news.

The Seattle Mariners sit at No. 21 in the current MLB power poll here at OddsShark, while the Houston Astros sit at No. 11 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Seattle Mariners and their No. 15-rated batting order, averaging 4.67 runs per nine innings, against the No. 1 lineup of the Houston Astros at 5.58 runs per outing.

Seattle owns the No. 15 defense, allowing 4.67 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 11-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chris Flexen and the Mets 8-6 on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Seattle looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 10-2 final on Sunday in support of Andrew Albers at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 2-13 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games
  • Seattle is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Seattle, Tuesday, September 5