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MLB Game Preview - Mariners underdogs vs Athletics at Seattle

Oakland Athletics

Seattle Mariners
95-65 September 28, 2013, 04:10 PM | Safeco Field 70-90

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Oakland duelling Seattle on Saturday at Safeco Field.

For the Mariners, Brandon Maurer gets the ball, charged with keeping the Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jarrod Parker, 12-7 on the year.

View Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Mariners as 143 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 1-rated Athletics taking on the No. 25-rated Mariners in this contest.

Oakland won its last outing, an 8-2 result against the Mariners on September 27. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland rolled to an 8-2 win against Seattle on Friday, as Bartolo Colon and the Athletics' bats led the team to victory at Safeco Field.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Seattle's No. 22-ranked scoring average of 3.86 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.71 runs per game. The Mariners have averaged 8.16 hits per game to date this season, less than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.64 per nine innings).

Seattle owns the No. 26 defense, allowing 3.86 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 7-rated defense.

A few Athletics at Mariners trends to consider:
Oakland is 6-2-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Oakland is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
Oakland is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Seattle is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Seattle is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Seattle is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Oakland at Seattle, Sunday, September 29th