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Huge Wild-Card Implications in Astros-Mariners

The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners are in do-or-die time, and a three-game set between the clubs will amount to an American League wild-card elimination series. Game one gets underway in the Lone Star State on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The Mariners are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against the Astros.
  • The Mariners are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games against their division.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Astros' last 10 games as home favorites.

Hisashi Iwakuma and Collin McHugh will get the ball for the M’s and ‘Stros, respectively. Iwakuma (16-12, 4.04 ERA) is 2-5 with a 4.81 ERA in his last seven outings. The 35-year-old is 5-6 with a 3.87 ERA in 13 starts against Houston in his career.

McHugh (12-10, 4.61) allowed two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings of work in a 6-5 victory in Oakland on Wednesday. The hurler is 9-3 with a 3.96 ERA in 12 starts versus the Mariners.

UNDER bettors love seeing these teams collide. The UNDER is 4-1 in the last five matchups between the Astros and Mariners.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Seattle Mariners were listed as 112 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365 . The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-3.3 result in favor of the Astros. 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 82-74 heading into this matchup, while the Seattle Mariners sit at 82-73 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Seattle injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Astros rated this week at No. 18 and the Seattle Mariners sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 15-ranked scoring average of 4.51 runs per game, against a Seattle Mariners offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.71 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 8.38 hits per game to date this season, less than the Mariners hitters have managed (8.83 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Seattle owns the No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.45 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seattle looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 4-3 final on Sunday in support of T Walker at Target Field.

Houston got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Joe Musgrove.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 11 games
  • Seattle is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Seattle is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle at Houston, Tuesday, September 27th