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MLB BASEBALL

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics meet at O.co Coliseum.

Felix Hernandez will be the starting pitcher for the Mariners on this day. Righthander Hernandez is 7-4 this season with a 2.49 ERA.

Hernandez's opponent in this one will be AJ Griffin. The Athletics righthander has a 3.78 ERA to go along with a 5-5 record this season.

The Mariners were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +165 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Seattle: 30-38 SU
Oakland: 41-28 SU

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games
Seattle is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Oakland
Seattle is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Seattle is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Oakland is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games at home
Oakland is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Oakland home to Seattle, Sunday, June 16