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Oakland Athletics host Seattle Mariners in baseball action

Seattle MarinersOakland Athletics
Sep 28, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The Athletics get a visit from the Seattle Mariners in baseball action on Friday, 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 6-1 mark on the year. Seattle counters with Blake Beaven, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.

View Seattle vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Athletics in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -185 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics sit at No. 10 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mariners sit at an American League No. 11 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Mariners offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mariners hitters have managed (7.9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Seattle was a 9-4 winner on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Seattle at +188 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Mariners grabbed a win last time out, defeating Dan Haren and the Angels 9-4 on Thursday at Angel Stadium.

The Athletics were a 9-7 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -200 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland suffered a 9-7 loss against Texas on Thursday, as Travis Blackley wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Texas are 6-4
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 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Seattle's last 19 games when playing Oakland
Seattle is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 11 games
Oakland is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland's last 19 games when playing Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Oakland, Saturday, September 29