Last Updated Aug 02, 2022, 05:40 PM

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Baseball is funny. Just four days ago the Houston Astros rode into Seattle and swept the Mariners who were in the midst of a 14-game winning streak. The Astros followed that sweep by getting swept themselves at the hand of the lowly Athletics.

The Mariners followed the sweep from the Astros with a sweep of their own against the Texas Rangers. Now Seattle travels further down highway 45 to Houston to try and extract some revenge. Following the humor that is baseball, the Seattle Mariners must gear up for a four-game series against the division leader. The Astros hold a ten-game lead in the American League West. This series is important for both teams, but it provides a huge opportunity for the Mariners to close the gap enough to be in the division race.

While the Mariners have seemingly turned a corner this season with an unlikely playoff push, recent history has not been so kind. The Astros have dominated the series in recent years on the back of multiple World Series appearances and perennially winning the American League West. The Astros are 45-18 in their last 63 meetings with the Mariners. In Houston the numbers aren’t better for Seattle either. The Astros are 41-18 in their last 59 at home against the Mariners. The Astros are also 37-17 in their last 54 home games overall.

The Mariners will be plenty motivated to get back on track, and even after suffering the Astros sweep are still 24-6 in their last 30 games. The Mariners on the road are 19-7 in their last 26 road games.

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The pitching matchup might favor the Seattle Mariners here with Logan Gilbert. Gilbert has struggled with the home run ball but has been relatively strong most of the season. He carries a 2.77 ERA spanning 117 innings. He has allowed 104 hits, 12 home runs, and issued 30 free passes to go along with his 112 strikeouts. He has allowed two or fewer in three of his last four outings, and this includes his last outing against the Astros. He went six strong allowing just two, but the Mariners ultimately fell 3-1.

Jose Urquidy will be the starter for the Astros. His ERA has dipped to 3.93 behind seven straight quality starts which include four starts allowing one earned run or fewer. Urquidy will be making his second consecutive start against the Mariners, and he just allowed one earned run on six innings of work.

The BetMGM Sportsbook has hung 8 as the total with the over being priced at -115. The under is -105. The series in Seattle featured to pitching duels. The last game in the series flew over with 13 combined runs. The total has gone over in nine of the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Houston.

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Until next time, enjoy the ride.

Written by Reno Jonny, our US sports betting industry expert. Check him out on Twitter @Reno_Jonny.

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