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MLB Game Preview - Mariners underdogs vs Indians at Cleveland

Seattle MarinersCleveland Indians
Aug 22, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Seattle Mariners vs Cleveland Indians Odds

53-72TEAM RECORD62-61

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cleveland and Seattle on Monday, with the host Indians trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Indians will rely on Fausto Carmona to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jason Vargas will be his counterpart for the Mariners. Fausto Carmona is 6-12 this season, and Jason Vargas is 7-11.

View Seattle vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-160 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mariners sit at an American League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 8-rated American League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Mariners defense that ranks No. 4 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, more than Mariners batters have averaged on the year (7.7 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Seattle owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Seattle, they were an 8-7 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -200 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Seattle suffered an 8-7 loss against Tampa Bay on Sunday, as Michael Pineda wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

In their last action, Cleveland was an 8-7 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland suffered an 8-7 loss against Detroit on Sunday, as Ubaldo Jimenez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Mariners at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Seattle's last 15 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Seattle is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games

Next up:
Seattle at Cleveland, Tuesday, August 23

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