MLB Matchups  >>  Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners Preview 09/09/2013

 
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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Monday when the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners meet at Safeco Field.

Jarred Cosart will be the starting pitcher for the Astros on this day. Righthander Cosart is 1-1 this season with a 2.13 ERA.

It'll be Taijuan Walker toeing the rubber for the Mariners in this contest. Righthander Walker is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Mariners listed as 165-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Houston was a 7-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as +252 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.
The Mariners were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Houston has lost 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Houston: 47-96 SU
Seattle: 65-78 SU
HOUSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 0-10
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

SEATTLE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle's last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
Seattle is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home

NEXT UP:
Seattle home to Houston, Tuesday, September 10