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Mariners face Oakland Athletics: MLB odds preview and stats

Seattle MarinersOakland Athletics
April 7, 9:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Odds

2-1TEAM RECORD1-2

Seattle pays a visit to Oakland on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

The match puts starter Felix Hernandez for the Mariners on the hill facing Bartolo Colon for the Athletics. Hernandez brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Colon is 1-0 to date on the season.

View Seattle vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Athletics as +100 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Athletics) and the No. 13 (Mariners) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the American League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 7.3 hits per game. The Mariners average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the American League list.

Oakland owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 5-rated defense.

The Mariners were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +141 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Seattle looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 7-3 final on Friday in support of Jason Vargas at O.co Coliseum.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Mariners at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Seattle is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Texas, Monday, April 9
Oakland home to Kansas City, Monday, April 9

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