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MLB Predictions: Will Astros & Mariners play over betting total? 9/4/17

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Will the Astros and Mariners play over the betting total tonight when they meet at 6:40PM ET?

The Matchup: Astros vs. Mariners, 6:40PM ET, Safeco Field

According to oddsmakers, the Astros are -150 money line favorites to win tonight in Seattle. That makes the Mariners +130 money line underdogs to pull off the upset. As for the total, the number currently sits at 9 runs.

Houston Astros

The Astros are in the midst of a four-game winning streak that has run their record to 83-53 on the season. They’ve been outstanding on the road this season, posting a 42-22 record away from Minute Maid Park. Over their last 10 games, Houston is 6-4.

Dallas Keuchel will toe the rubber for Houston tonight. He’s 11-3 with a 2.91 ERA over 114 1/3 innings this season. In his last start, Keuchel went six innings in an 8-1 loss to the Rangers. He allowed six earned runs on five hits, allowed one home run and walked three while striking out seven.

Seattle Mariners

The Mariners have also put together a recent winning streak of three games. They’re still only 5-5 over their last 10 games and are one game above .500 at 69-68. They’re 37-32 at home this season.

Seattle will counter with Erasmo Ramirez tonight. He’s 5-5 on the season with a 4.43 ERA over 101 2/3 innings of work. His last start came on the road against the Orioles on August 29. In that outing, Ramirez allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out seven and walked two, but was victimized by two home runs.

Our Prediction

The over is 5-2-1 in the Astros’ last eight games overall. It is also 3-1-1 in Keuchel’s last five road starts and has cashed in five of Houston’s last six games coming off a win.

On the other side, the over is 5-2 in the Mariners’ last seven games. The over is 7-3-1 in Seattle’s last 11 home games.

Monday MLB Prediction: Astros/Mariners over 9

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