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MLB BASEBALL

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics

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

The Mariners will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Hisashi Iwakuma in this game. Iwakuma has a 7-1 record and a 1.79 ERA this season.

The Athletics will counter Iwakuma with Bartolo Colon. Righthander Colon has a 2.92 ERA to go along with a 8-2 record this season.

In their last action, Seattle was a 4-0 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Seattle at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Seattle has won 2 straight games.
Oakland has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Seattle: 31-38 SU
Oakland: 41-29 SU

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

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 8-2
After playing Seattle are 7-3
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 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games at home
Oakland is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at LA Angels, Monday, June 17
Oakland at Texas, Monday, June 17