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Cubs face Seattle Mariners: MLB odds preview and stats

Chicago CubsSeattle Mariners
June 30, 4:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Chicago Cubs vs Seattle Mariners Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Mariners in Seattle at Safeco Field on Sunday in baseball action.

Edwin Jackson, with a record of 3-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Cubs, while the Mariners trot Jeremy Bonderman to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2013.

View Chi Cubs vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Mariners as -115 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mariners rated this week at No. 13 and the Cubs sitting at No. 7.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 15 ranked American League offense (3.6 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Mariners have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Seattle owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 7-rated defense.

The Cubs were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago won a close affair on Saturday in their last outing, defeating Seattle 5-3 in extra innings at Safeco Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 4-2
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cubs at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games when playing Seattle
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Seattle's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
Seattle is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Oakland, Tuesday, July 2
Seattle at Texas, Tuesday, July 2