MLB Matchups  >>  Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros Preview 05/03/2014

 
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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros meet at Minute Maid Park.

The Mariners will give the ball to starter Hisashi Iwakuma in this one. Righthander Iwakuma is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

Iwakuma's opponent in this one will be Dallas Keuchel. The Astros lefthander has a 3.56 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Mariners listed as 148-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
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.

TEAM RECORDS:
Seattle: 12-15 SU
Houston: 10-19 SU
SEATTLE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

HOUSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 3-7


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Houston is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Seattle

NEXT UP:
Houston home to Seattle, Sunday, May 4