MLB Preview: Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners

by Dirty on April 21, 2011

Mariners Baseball Betting The division rival Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at Safeco Field.

The Athletics will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Brandon McCarthy in this game. McCarthy has a 1-0 record and a 2.45 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Mariners will be Felix Hernandez. The righthander has a 4.33 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Mariners listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

In their last action, Oakland was a 5-3 loser at home against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Mariners were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Oakland: 9-9 SU
Seattle: 6-13 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games on the road
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Seattle’s last 12 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 7 games when playing Oakland
Seattle is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Seattle home to Oakland, Friday, April 22

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