MLB Game Preview - Athletics underdogs vs Mariners at Seattle
Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Odds
Oakland pays a visit to Seattle on Friday, hoping to shut down the Mariners bats in baseball action at Safeco Field.
Hisashi Iwakuma gets the call for the Seattle Mariners and he will try to build on a 3-1 mark. In the other dugout, Daniel Straily brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Athletics as he tries to quiet the Mariners bats.
The visitors were +-155 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 7-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 15-rated Mariners in this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Seattle owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.8 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Seattle, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.
Oakland was a 9-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Indians. They lost as -115 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Athletics endured a 9-2 loss at the hands of the Indians on Thursday, with Bartolo Colon throwing 4 innings of 8-hit ball at Progressive Field.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at +100 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Seattle got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday at PNC Park behind starter Felix Hernandez.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Athletics at Mariners trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Oakland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Oakland's last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 12 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Seattle's last 12 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing Oakland
Seattle is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Oakland at Seattle, Saturday, May 11