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Seattle Mariners take on Athletics in baseball test

Seattle Mariners

Oakland Athletics
4-1 April 06, 2014, 04:05 PM | O.co Coliseum 2-3

Seattle pays a visit to Oakland on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

Sonny Gray gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Erasmo Ramirez brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Mariners as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.View Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Athletics in this matchup found them as -154 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

The Athletics - Mariners odds would favor the Athletics if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Seattle is at No. 25.

The Mariners were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at -129 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Seattle got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Oakland on Saturday at O.co Coliseum behind starter Felix Hernandez.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 25 ranked offense (2.8 runs per game) against a Mariners defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 2.4 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 7.2 hits per game, less than the Mariners have managed so far this season (9.4 hits on average).

Oakland owns the No. 6 defense, allowing 2.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's No. 2-rated defense.

Next up:
Seattle home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 8th
Oakland at Minnesota, Monday, April 7th