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Cleveland sends Zach McAllister vs Joe Saunders in Indians vs Mariners game

Seattle MarinersCleveland Indians
May 18, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Seattle Mariners vs Cleveland Indians Odds

20-22TEAM RECORD23-17

Cleveland will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Seattle Mariners pay a visit to Progressive Field.

The match puts starter Joe Saunders for the Mariners on the hill facing Zach McAllister for the Indians. Saunders brings a 3-4 mark to the game, while McAllister is 3-3 to date on the season.

View Seattle vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Indians as -124 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Indians, most recently No. 8 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Mariners, who rate an American League No. 15 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Mariners average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 6-rated defense.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -152 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Seattle lost in extra innings against the Indians on Friday as Cleveland edged them 6-3 at Progressive Field.

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

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Mariners at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Seattle
Cleveland is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games

Next up:
Seattle at Cleveland, Sunday, May 19