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Marlins face Oakland Athletics: MLB odds preview and stats

Florida MarlinsOakland Athletics
June 30, 3:35 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Florida Marlins vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The Athletics will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Thursday, as the Florida Marlins visit in inter-league play at Overstock.com Coliseum.

It's a pitching duel between Trevor Cahill for the Athletics (8-5 on the year) and Chris Volstad for Florida (3-7 so far).

View Florida vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Athletics as -165 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 Athletics sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marlins sit at a National League No. 10 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.9 per game. By contrast, the Marlins are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Florida brings the National League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics' league No. 2-ranked defense.

Florida won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Athletics on June 29. Bettors who backed the Marlins at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Florida threw a shutout at Oakland in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Ricky Nolasco to defeat Oakland 3-0 on Wednesday.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 4-3
After a win are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Florida are 4-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Marlins at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games on the road
Florida is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
Florida is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Florida at Texas, Friday, July 1
Oakland home to Arizona, Friday, July 1