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Seattle Mariners host Oakland Athletics in baseball action

Oakland Athletics

Seattle Mariners
94-65 September 27, 2013, 10:10 PM | Safeco Field 70-89

Safeco Field hosts an MLB battle between the Seattle Mariners and the visiting Oakland Athletics on Friday.

Bartolo Colon gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Athletics on this day; he's 17-6 on the season. The Mariners, meanwhile, will counter with Felix Hernandez, who will be looking to improve on his 12-9 mark.

View Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Odds and Stats.

The visitors were 104 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 6.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Mariners) and the No. 1 (Athletics) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Angels on September 25. Bettors who backed the Angels at -118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Los Angeles on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

The Mariners were a 6-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Hisashi Iwakuma chucked 8 shutout innings at the Royals in their last game, striking out 9 in a 6-0 win against Kansas City in baseball action at Safeco Field.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seattle's No. 21-rated offense, averaging 3.87 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 7 at 3.87 in runs allowed per game. The Mariners have averaged 8.19 hits per game so far, less than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.63 hits per game).

Oakland brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mariners's No. 25-ranked defense.

A few Athletics at Mariners trends to consider:
Oakland is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games
Seattle is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games at home
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Seattle, Saturday, September 28th