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Oakland sends Tom Milone vs Kevin Millwood in Athletics vs Mariners game

Seattle MarinersOakland Athletics
July 6, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Odds

35-49TEAM RECORD41-42

The Oakland Athletics look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Mariners arrive at O.co Coliseum on Friday.

Kevin Millwood, with a record of 3-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Mariners, while the Athletics trot Tom Milone to the mound in this one. He is 8-6 so far in 2012.

View Seattle vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Athletics were listed as -155 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 13-rated Mariners taking on the American League's No. 11-rated Athletics in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 14-rated American League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Mariners defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 7.5 hits per game so far, less than Mariners batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

The Mariners were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Mariners were saddled with a loss last time out in Hector Noesi's start, as they lost 4-2 against Baltimore on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Oakland won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Red Sox on July 4. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oakland rolled to a 3-2 win against Boston on Wednesday, as A.J. Griffin and the Athletics' bats led the team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Mariners at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Seattle's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Oakland
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Seattle
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Oakland, Saturday, July 7

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