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Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Preview

Seattle MarinersOakland Athletics
Sep 3, 4:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Odds

58-79TEAM RECORD62-76

MLB wagering interest swings to the Oakland vs Seattle battle on Saturday at O.co Coliseum as the Athletics try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Michael Pineda gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Mariners on this day; he's 9-8 on the season. The Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Brandon McCarthy, who will be looking to improve on his 7-7 mark.

View Seattle vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 5-ranked Athletics and the American League No. 12-rated Mariners in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 12 ranked American League offense (4 runs per game) against a Mariners defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, more than the Mariners have managed so far this season (7.8 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Seattle owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 9-2 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -145 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Seattle suffered a 9-2 loss against Oakland on Friday, as Jason Vargas wasn't able to lead his team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

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

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

A few Mariners at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games
Seattle is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Oakland's last 19 games at home
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Oakland is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Oakland, Sunday, September 4