MLB Game Preview - Mariners underdogs vs Cardinals at St. Louis
Seattle Mariners vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
Seattle travels to St. Louis for inter-league play on Friday, hoping to secure a victory over the Cardinals.
Seattle puts its faith in starter Hisashi Iwakuma to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 12-6. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Adam Wainwright, who owns a 16-9 record on the season with a 3.03 ERA.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cardinals rated this week at No. 1 and the Mariners sitting at No. 13.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Mariners defense that ranks No. 13 in the American League at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Mariners batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 6-1 loser as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +138 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mariners endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Astros on Wednesday, with Brandon Maurer throwing 3 innings of 7-hit ball at Safeco Field.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Brewers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at +165 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cardinals endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Brewers on Thursday, with Joe Kelly throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Busch Stadium.
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 5-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Mariners at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games on the road
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle
Seattle at St. Louis, Saturday, September 14