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Seattle vs Oakland: Season opening odds

Baseball wagering starts early with Oakland and Seattle playing a series in Japan this week to kick off the 2012 MLB season.

The battle on Wednesday at Tokyo Dome pits Mariner ace Felix Hernandez against Brandon McCarthy.

The total opened low (7 at TopBet)

View Seattle vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing Seattle on the MLB opening season odds menu, you'll find the Mariners listed as favorites of +110 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to the final 2011 MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Athletics and the American League No. 13-rated Mariners in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:

Seattle was a 2-0 loser in its last match at home against the Athletics. They lost as +155 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. Seattle didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Gio Gonzalez in a losing cause, 2-0, against Oakland on Wednesday.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -165 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Athletics hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Gio Gonzalez struck out 11 batters in 2-0 victory on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

 

A few Mariners at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Seattle
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Oakland, Thursday, March 29

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