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Chicago Cubs vs Seattle Mariners Odds
Seattle's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Friday when the Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Safeco Field.
The Mariners will turn to Hisashi Iwakuma and his 7-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cubs send Travis Wood (5-6) to the hill.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Mariners as -135 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 13-ranked Mariners and the National League No. 7-rated Cubs in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 10 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Seattle’s No. 13 ranking in that category.
Chicago brings the National League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mariners' league No. 8-ranked defense.
Chicago was a 7-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Brewers. They won as +102 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Matt Garza fanned 10 Milwaukee batters in the team's last outing, leading the Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Pirates at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +161 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Felix Hernandez did his job in a losing cause last time out against Pittsburgh, striking out 11 in a 4-2 loss on Wednesday at Safeco Field.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Seattle are 5-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Cubs at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs at Seattle, Saturday, June 29