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Moneyline favors Indians in battle with Mariners

Seattle MarinersCleveland Indians
May 17, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Seattle Mariners vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Progressive Field on Friday as host Cleveland battles the Seattle Mariners in baseball odds action.

Ubaldo Jimenez gets the call for the Cleveland Indians and he will try to build on a 3-2 mark. In the other dugout, Brandon Maurer brings a 2-5 ledger to the game for the Mariners as he tries to quiet the Indians bats.

View Seattle vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland was a -148 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 8-ranked Indians and the American League No. 15-rated Mariners in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Mariners offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mariners hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Seattle features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

The Mariners were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +177 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Mariners enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Yankees on Thursday, with Hector Noesi throwing 4 1/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 10-4 winner on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Cleveland at +150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Indians grabbed a win last time out, defeating Cole Hamels and the Phillies 10-4 on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Mariners at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Seattle's last 12 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Cleveland, Saturday, May 18