Houston Astros (102-54) at Seattle Mariners (66-90)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:10 PM EST (T-Mobile Park)
Line & Odds: Astros (-265), Mariners (+215) – Over/Under 9
Game one of a short two-game set between the Astros and Mariners starts Tuesday night. Houston leads the season series 16-1. The Astros destroyed the Mariners by a score of 21-1 the last time they met.
Houston may have won the AL West, but there is still work to be done before the regular season is over. The Astros would clinch home-field advantage in the playoffs if they finish the season with the league-best record. Their challenger is the Yankees, who currently sit 1/2 a game back of the Astros for the best record in the league.
The Astros are coming off a 2-1 series win over the Angels this past weekend. The team is 7-3 in its last 10 games.
Seattle has not made the playoffs since 2001, and that will not change this season. In their last series, the Mariners lost a three-game set to the last-place Orioles. However, the team is 6-4 in its last 10 games. Seattle’s last win over the Astros took place back on June 5.
Starting for Houston is three-time All-Star Gerrit Cole. In three starts against the Mariners this season, the right-hander allowed four runs on 10 hits over 21 innings. He struck out 36 Seattle batters in that time. Over his last four starts, Cole has struck out 50 batters in 30 innings while allowing just four earned runs on 14 hits.
Justin Dunn is on the hill for Seattle. The rookie righty has pitched just 2 2/3 innings this season, allowing eight walks and two earned runs. Tuesday marks Dunn’s third major league start.
Cover The Spread 365 Betting Trends (Odds Shark)
Houston are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Houston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the American League
Seattle are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games against an opponent in the American League West division
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 6 games played in September
The high-powered Houston offense will feast on Seattle’s rookie starter. The season series has been dominated by the Astros, and that trend will continue.