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Verlander Set To Make Highly Anticipated Astros Debut

After spending more than a decade with the team that drafted him, Justin Verlander will suit up for a different team for the first time in his storied career Tuesday night. The Houston Astros acquired Verlander last week after the righty posted a stellar 2.36 ERA through the month of August with the Detroit Tigers. Verlander will take the bump for a date with the Seattle Mariners in the Emerald City.

Shark Bites
  • Justin Verlander has a 2.13 ERA in 2 starts against the Mariners this season.
  • The Mariners are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Astros’ last 3 games on the road against the Mariners.

The Mariners will counter with Ariel Miranda, who has been the one constant in their injury-riddled rotation. Miranda has made every one of his scheduled starts with a 4.85 ERA in 27 outings. However, the lefty has been struggling this month by allowing at least four earned runs in four of his past six.

The Astros enter this contest riding a five-game winning streak that has seen them average seven runs per game. Three separate Astros batters have recorded a hit in each of those five games, including George Springer, who is batting .421 in that span. The M’s have been trending in the other direction with wins in just three of their past nine games – all against the lowly Oakland A’s.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting oddsmakers, including BetOnline, opened the Seattle Mariners as 150 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. OVER/UNDER total bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.5-2.3 victory for the Mariners. 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

Seattle (69-69) will face the 84-53 Astros in this tilt. 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 its No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 4.65 runs per nine innings, against the No. 1 lineup of the Houston Astros at 5.58 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.57 runs per game on the highway. Seattle, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros grabbed a win last time out, defeating Erasmo Ramirez and the Mariners 6-2 on Monday at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 3-13 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Seattle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Seattle is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Seattle is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Seattle, Wednesday, September 6