The Houston Astros are turning things on at the right time, as the American League wild-card is well within reach for the squad. The ‘Stros take on division rival Seattle in Saturday’s MLB action.
- The Astros are 4-1 in Fiers’ last 5 starts.
- The Mariners are 2-8 in Paxton’s last 10 home starts.
- The OVER is 5-2 in Fiers’ last 7 starts.
Mike Fiers (10-7, 4.64 ERA) has posted a 7.00 ERA without recording a decision in two career starts against the M’s, including an outing on July 6 in which he surrendered four runs and five hits over 3/13 innings of work.
James Paxton (4-6, 3.97) lost his first career decision against Houston on July 15, when he was reached for six runs and nine hits on five innings. The Canadian has not won since August 7 when he toppled the Los Angeles Angels.
Totals bettors will want to take note of this tilt. The OVER/UNDER is 2-5 in Houston’s last six games and 1-0-4 in the Mariners’ last five.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -130 for the Seattle Mariners in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.
Odds – Shark
computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.4-2.8 win for the Mariners on Saturday. 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
78-69 Seattle battles the Astros, currently with a 77-70 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Houston injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Seattle Mariners rated this week at No. 8 and the Houston Astros sitting at No. 16.
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle Mariners No. 8 ranked offense (4.76 runs per game) against a Houston Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 4.27 runs allowed per game. The Seattle Mariners have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Houston Astros have managed so far this season (8.44 hits on average).
Seattle owns the No. 16 defense, allowing 4.76 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston’s No. 9-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
C McHugh chucked 7 shutout innings at the Mariners in their last game, striking out 6 in a 6-0 win against Seattle in baseball action at Safeco Field.
- Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games
- Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Seattle is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games
- Seattle is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Houston at Seattle, Sunday, September 18th