7* Friday MLB HOU/SEA

7* Friday MLB HOU/SEA

Seattle vs. Houston, 07/19/2013 20:10 EDT, Score: 10 - 7

Total: -115/+8½ Under

Sportsbook: JustBet

Result: Loss

Houston & Seattle under 8.5

The Houston Astros host the Seattle Mariners on Friday in game one of a three-game set. The Astros are coming off a 5-0 loss to the Rays, while the Mariners beat the Angels in their final contest before the break, 4-3.

Bud Norris gets the nod for the Astros in this one. Over the last two seasons, Norris has been lights out in his home ballpark. When starting at Minute Maid Park over the last two seasons, Norris is 8-4 with a 1.99 ERA and 1.13 WHIP.

A trade seems likely for Norris in the near future, and while he may be auditioning for other teams as much as he is pitching for the Astros, Norris remains a consistent producer on the mound for his current club.

The under is 5-0 in Norris’s last five home starts.

Joe Saunders gets the nod for the Mariners in this one. Saunders gets a bad rap because of poor base numbers, but a closer look shows that he’s actually been quite good outside of a few bad starts.

Over his last nine starts, Saunders has posted a 2.37 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP. The under is 4-1 in Saunders’s last five road starts.

The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these teams.

Take the UNDER.

Good Luck, Razor Ray

7* Play on Houston & Seattle under 8.5

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