Jeff Samardzija vs Aaron Harang matchup featured in MLB action
Chicago Cubs vs Seattle Mariners Odds
The Chicago Cubs will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Mariners in Seattle at Safeco Field on Saturday in baseball action.
Seattle hands the ball to starter Aaron Harang in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-7 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Jeff Samardzija, who will try to quiet the fans and the Mariners bats at the same time.
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.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Seattle's American League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.6 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Mariners have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).
Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at -154 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago lost in extra innings against the Mariners on Friday as Seattle edged them 5-4 at Safeco Field.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 5-4
After a loss are 6-4
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-6
After a win are 4-6
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 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs at Seattle, Sunday, June 30