Astros and Mariners Battle it out in Seattle Friday Night

Seattle Mariners

King Felix Back From DL for Mariners

The Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners will meet at Safeco Field on Friday night. Both teams are hot as a pistol with the Mariners winning five straight games and the Astros have been winners in four straight. Seattle is looking to cut into the Astros’ 12.5 game lead in the division over them this weekend.

The Astros will trot Joe Musgrove out to the mound in this one. Right hander Musgrove has a 4-6 record and a 5.09 ERA this season. Musgrove has made two career starts against the Mariners. Both of them came this season. He had a no-decision April 6 at Houston. He allowed two runs on five hits in five innings of a 4-2 loss. Musgrove got the win April 11 at Seattle. He gave up three runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings of a 7-5 victory.

Felix Hernandez will pitch for Seattle. The Mariners right hander has a 4.73 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season. The “Kings Court” will be back in session for the first time since April 26th. King Felix went on the DL with Bursitis is his right shoulder. Hernandez, the Mariners’ career leader in wins (156), innings (2,442 1/3), strikeouts (2,286) and starts (364), has won both his appearances at home this season.

Total Has Been Moving All Day

Oddsmakers opened the Mariners as -118-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total opened at 8.5. The moneyline has dropped slowly today, as they Mariners are now -114-monyline favorites. The total has been hammered up to 9.5.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 9-6 winner as they battled the Detroit Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at -142 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Astros were a 12-9 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Oakland Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (21) was good news for OVER bettors.

Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
Joe Musgrove (4-6) ERA: 5.09
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jun 18, 2017BOSL5-6O5.2-$100.00
Jun 12, 2017TEXL1-6U4.2-$100.00
May 26, 2017BALW2-0U7$74.00
Felix Hernandez (2-2) ERA: 4.73
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Apr 25, 2017DETL9-19O2-$100.00
Apr 19, 2017MIAW10-5O6.1$69.00
Apr 14, 2017TEXW2-1U7.1$74.00


Houston’s relievers have pitched 10 innings in the last 3 games.
Seattle’s relievers have pitched 8.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
Houston Astros – Joe Musgrove
DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Apr 11, 20177-5HOU5.173312Win
Apr 6, 20174-2SEA552232No Decision

Seattle Mariners – Felix Hernandez

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Apr 3, 20173-0HOU552206Loss
Sep 27, 20168-4HOU5.2108423Loss
Sep 16, 20166-0HOU4.186533Loss
Jun 12, 201510-0HOU0.158821Loss
Sep 8, 20144-1SEA650048No Decision


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense5.5134.8919
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense6.7114.168
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense4.8793.893
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense5.2794.145

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Apr 12, 2017HOU10SEA51078.5OMike Fiers (R)Yovani Gallardo (R)1696147
Apr 11, 2017HOU7SEA51158.5OJoe Musgrove (R)Ariel Miranda (L)14935105
Apr 10, 2017HOU0SEA6-1307.5UCharlie Morton (R)James Paxton (L)61133107
Apr 6, 2017SEA4HOU2-1579UAriel Miranda (L)Joe Musgrove (R)7643810
Apr 5, 2017SEA3HOU5-1127.5OJames Paxton (L)Charlie Morton (R)61383149
Apr 4, 2017SEA1HOU2-1608.5UHisashi Iwakuma (R)Lance McCullers Jr. (R)7523113
Apr 3, 2017SEA0HOU3-1518.5UFelix Hernandez (R)Dallas Keuchel (L)364186
Sep 28, 2016SEA12HOU41118.5OJames Paxton (L)Doug Fister (R)1511711010
Sep 27, 2016SEA4HOU8-1118OFelix Hernandez (R)Mike Fiers (R)11111276
Sep 26, 2016SEA4HOU3-1227.5UHisashi Iwakuma (R)Collin McHugh (R)1210621610

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Houston Astros

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 106-42-44-06-41-04-61-25-2
vs Div26-1013-813-226-91-117-17-26-220-8
vs AL45-2421-1624-843-184-534-30-59-936-15
vs NL5-02-03-05-01-03-21-04-0

Seattle Mariners

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 106-44-02-44-22-25-4-11-15-3
vs Div13-1610-53-1110-44-1116-134-39-13
vs AL30-3321-119-2220-1112-2131-31-19-821-25
vs NL8-43-25-24-14-35-5-22-26-2
Team Last 5 Games
Houston Astros
DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jun 22, 2017OAK12-9W-10210David Paulino5.1J HahnA
Jun 21, 2017OAK5-1W-1099M Fiers6Sean ManaeaA
Jun 20, 2017OAK8-4W-1079Francis Martes5.2S GrayA
Jun 19, 2017OAK4-1W-1549.5B Peacock5.2Daniel GossettA
Jun 18, 2017BOS5-6L-1189Joe Musgrove5.2D PriceH

Seattle Mariners

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jun 22, 2017DET9-6W-1429.5Andrew Moore7D NorrisH
Jun 21, 2017DET7-5W-1368.5J Paxton5.1J VerlanderH
Jun 20, 2017DET5-4W-1239Ariel Miranda7J ZimmermannH
Jun 19, 2017DET6-2W-1379.5Sam Gaviglio5A SanchezH
Jun 18, 2017TEX7-3W17510.5C Bergman5.2Y DarvishA

Weather in
SeattleUnited States

Weather is Sunny  80°F

Humidity is 66%
Wind is North 9 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Seattle


Next up:
Houston at Seattle Saturday, June 24

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