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Mariners open as moneyline underdog vs Athletics

Oakland AthleticsSeattle Mariners
Sep 26, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Odds

72-87TEAM RECORD66-93

Seattle will look to improve on its 66-93 record when take on Oakland, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Monday.

For the Mariners, Jason Vargas gets the ball, charged with keeping the Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Brandon McCarthy, 9-8 on the year.

View Oakland vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mariners as +109 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

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

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seattle's No. 14-rated American League offense, averaging 3.5 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 6 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Mariners have averaged 7.9 hits per game so far, less than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 3.2 runs per game.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -103 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Joel Pineiro and the Angels 6-5 on Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 12-5 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -225 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Seattle suffered a 12-5 loss against Texas on Sunday, as Charlie Furbush wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
Oakland at Seattle, Tuesday, September 27

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