Seattle Mariners Starter Hisashi Iwakuma Out to Silence Oakland Athletics Bats in MLB Contest

Oakland Athletics

vs

Seattle Mariners
Saturday, July 12, 2014 10:10 PM ET
Safeco Field

The Seattle Mariners host Oakland on Saturday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 50-43 mark against the 58-35 Athletics in MLB betting odds action at Safeco Field.

The match puts starter Jesse Chavez for the Oakland Athletics on the hill facing Hisashi Iwakuma for the Seattle Mariners. Chavez brings a 7-5 mark to the game, while Iwakuma is 7-4 to date on the season.

Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Oakland Athletics were listed as 100 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.5-4.5 victory for the Athletics. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

50-43 Seattle battles the Athletics, currently with a 58-35 mark. 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.

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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 3.99 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 2 and scoring 4.95 runs per game. The Mariners have averaged 8.24 hits per game to date this season, less than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.58 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 at home, scoring 3.46 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at -144 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Athletics endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Mariners on Friday, with Jeff Samardzija throwing 8 innings of 5-hit ball at Safeco Field.

Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing on the road against Seattle

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Seattle, Sunday, July 13th