Athletics use Samardzija versus the M's
The Oakland Athletics will turn to Jeff Samardzija on Friday night in Seattle as they take on the Mariners and Felix Hernandez in baseball betting action at the sportsbooks.
Samardzija is 3-7 with a 2.74 ERA on the season, and in his first start as a member of the A's last time out he held the Blue Jays to one run over seven innings in a win.
Hernandez has a 10-2 record with a 2.11 ERA for the Mariners this year.
Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Opening Odds and Betting Line
The visiting Oakland Athletics were 115 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 6 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.
Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Pick
Odds Shark prediction models pick the Athletics to win this game 5.5-4.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Seattle Mariners sport a record of 49-43 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 58-34 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Oakland injuries news.
This game puts the Seattle Mariners, most recently No. 2 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Oakland Athletics, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.
How Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Stats Matchup
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Seattle Mariners No. 18-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 2 and scoring 4.98 runs per game. The Mariners have averaged 8.27 hits per game to date this season, less than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.83 per nine innings).
Defensively, Oakland features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 at home, scoring 3.47 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Oakland was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on Oakland at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well. Oakland got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over San Francisco on Thursday at AT&T Park behind starter Scott Kazmir.
Seattle lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Twins on July 10. Bettors who backed the Twins at +147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Seattle suffered a 4-2 loss against Minnesota on Thursday, as Tom Wilhelmsen wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Safeco Field.
Next Betting Matchups
Oakland at Seattle, Saturday, July 12th