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MLB betting line favors Athletics over Mariners

Seattle MarinersOakland Athletics
July 7, 10:10 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Odds

35-50TEAM RECORD42-42

Oakland will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Seattle Mariners pay a visit to O.co Coliseum.

The Athletics will rely on Jarrod Parker to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jason Vargas will be his counterpart for the Mariners. Jarrod Parker is 5-3 this season, and Jason Vargas is 7-7.

View Seattle vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Athletics in this one will find them as -160 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 6.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Athletics, most recently No. 11 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Mariners, who rate an American League No. 13 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.5 per game. By contrast, the Mariners are rated No. 12 in the same category at 7.8 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Seattle lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Athletics on July 6. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -161 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Mariners got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Oakland on Friday; it was a 4-1 final at O.co Coliseum in MLB wagering action.

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

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

A few Mariners at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Seattle's last 13 games
Seattle is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Oakland, Sunday, July 8