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Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Betting Matchup Report

Oakland AthleticsSeattle Mariners
April 14, 9:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Odds

4-4TEAM RECORD4-5

The Seattle Mariners will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Oakland Athletics invade Safeco Field on Saturday.

Tom Milone, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Athletics, while the Mariners trot Hector Noesi to the mound in this one. He is 0-1 so far in 2012.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mariners as -119 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Mariners - Athletics odds would favor the Athletics if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Seattle is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 9 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.4 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.2 runs allowed per game. The Mariners have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, more than the Athletics have managed so far this season (6.8 hits on average).

Seattle owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 2-rated defense.

Oakland won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Mariners on April 13. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Bartolo Colon chucked 7 shutout innings at the Mariners in their last game, striking out 5 in a 4-0 win against Seattle in baseball action at Safeco Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Athletics at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Seattle, Sunday, April 15

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