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Cleveland Indians vs Seattle Mariners Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Safeco Field on Wednesday as host Seattle battles the Cleveland Indians in baseball odds action.
The match puts starter Scott Kazmir for the Indians on the hill facing Joe Saunders for the Mariners. Kazmir brings a 5-4 mark to the game, while Saunders is 9-8 to date on the season.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Indians listed as underdogs of +-110 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
This game puts the Mariners, most recently No. 13 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate an American League No. 8 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Seattle's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Mariners have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Indians hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Seattle has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Cleveland was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Mariners. They lost as +101 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Indians were saddled with a loss last time out in Zach McAllister's start, as they lost 4-3 against Seattle on Tuesday at Safeco Field.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Indians at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland home to Texas, Friday, July 26
Seattle home to Minnesota, Thursday, July 25