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Oakland Athletics take on Mariners in baseball test

Oakland Athletics

Seattle Mariners
95-66 September 29, 2013, 04:10 PM | Safeco Field 71-90

The visiting Athletics hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Safeco Field against the Seattle Mariners.

For the Mariners, Erasmo Ramirez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Sonny Gray, 4-3 on the year.

View Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Mariners as 123 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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

The Athletics were a 7-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +137 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland suffered a 7-5 loss against Seattle on Saturday, as Jarrod Parker wasn't able to lead his 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. 21-ranked scoring average of 3.88 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 (8.65 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Seattle has the No. 26-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

A few Athletics at Mariners trends to consider:
Oakland is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Seattle is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games

Next up:
Oakland at , Wednesday, December 31st
Seattle at , Wednesday, December 31st