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June 23, 1:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Seattle Mariners vs Washington Nationals Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Thursday as the Nationals take on the Mariners at Nationals Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

Washington hands the ball to starter Jason Marquis in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-2 mark on the year. Seattle counters with Michael Pineda, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View Seattle vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Nationals as +115 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 11-ranked Nationals and the American League No. 8-rated Mariners in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 10-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Mariners defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 7.8 hits per game so far, more than Mariners batters have averaged on the year (7.6 hits per game).

Washington owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 1-rated defense.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -111 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Erik Bedard did his job in a losing cause last time out against Washington, striking out 10 in a 2-1 loss on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Florida are 3-3
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-5
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Mariners at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing Washington
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Washington is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Washington is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Florida, Friday, June 24
Washington at Chi White Sox, Friday, June 24