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MLB Betting Line Favors the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros

Seattle Mariners


Houston Astros
Saturday, May 03, 2014 4:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

Minute Maid Park hosts an MLB battle between the Houston Astros and the visiting Seattle Mariners on Saturday.

The match puts starter Hisashi Iwakuma for the Seattle Mariners on the hill facing Dallas Keuchel for the Houston Astros. Iwakuma brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Keuchel is 2-1 to date on the season.

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Houston sat as 138 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.9-2.2 result in favor of the Mariners. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (10-19) will face the 12-15 Mariners in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Seattle injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 30 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Seattle Mariners sit at No. 28 on the same chart.

How Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 29 ranked offense (3.21 runs per game) against a Seattle Mariners defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 at 4.04 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 7.07 hits per game, less than the Seattle Mariners have managed so far this season (7.89 hits on average).

Houston owns the No. 27 defense, allowing 3.21 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +178 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Seattle lost in extra innings against the Astros on Friday as Houston edged them 5-4 at Minute Maid Park.

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Seattle is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games
Seattle is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Houston is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Houston is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games at home
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Seattle
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Seattle

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