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Moneyline Favors Houston Astros in MLB Battle with Seattle Mariners

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Houston and Seattle on Saturday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Erasmo Ramirez for the Seattle Mariners on the hill facing Dallas Keuchel for the Houston Astros. Ramirez brings a 5-4 mark to the game, while Keuchel is 12-4 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Houston Astros in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -195 at BetOnline for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.0-3.1 win for 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros sport a record of 89-58 heading into this matchup, while the Seattle Mariners sit at 74-74 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Seattle injuries news.

The Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners odds would favor the Mariners if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Seattle is at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 1 ranked offense (5.44 runs per game) against a Seattle Mariners defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 at 4.73 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 9.75 hits per game, more than the Seattle Mariners have managed so far this season (8.91 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seattle didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-2 to Houston on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 11 games
  • Seattle is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Seattle is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Seattle is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Houston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle at Houston, Sunday, September 17th