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Mariners open as moneyline underdog vs Athletics

Seattle MarinersOakland Athletics
Aug 21, 3:35 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Odds

58-67TEAM RECORD71-54

The Athletics get a visit from the Seattle Mariners in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Oakland hands the ball to starter AJ Griffin in this one and he'll try to improve on his 10-8 mark on the year. Seattle counters with Hisashi Iwakuma, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.

View Seattle vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Athletics in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -138 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics - Mariners odds would favor the Athletics if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Seattle is at No. 13 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Mariners offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Mariners hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Seattle brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics' league No. 3-ranked defense.

The Mariners were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +179 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Seattle got the job done in their last match in a 7-4 victory over Oakland on Tuesday at O.co Coliseum behind starter Joe Saunders.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mariners at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Oakland
Seattle is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Seattle
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Oakland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Seattle

Next up:
Seattle home to LA Angels, Friday, August 23
Oakland at Baltimore, Friday, August 23