Online baseball betting expectations are low for the Seattle Mariners as they crashed and burned last year as a major baseball betting online overlay that was proven to be grossly overrated.
The Oakland Athletics will host the Seattle Mariners on Friday night with a starting time of 10:05 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this American League West Division matchup so be sure and have your account open and ready for action today.
Seattle took a major step back last year as they slipped from 85 wins in 2009 to just 61 in 2010. The Mariners are rebuilding this year after that catastrophe and may offer enhanced betting value since they will be one of the least appealing teams on the board. Seattle should be an improved betting baseball commodity but nowhere near contender status.
Oakland was a baseball wagering surprise last year for all of the right reasons as they finished with a record of 81-81to snap a streak of 3 consecutive losing seasons. The Athletics are improving based upon one of the best young pitching staffs in the game.
The problem for Oakland last year was their punchless offense that ranked 11th in the American League for runs scored. Hideki Matsui arrived through free agency in the off season to bolster the lineup for this year as the designated hitter.
Last year for the Dodgers Matsui hit .274 with 21home runs. Trevor Cahill is coming off a phenomenal season as the top starter in the rotation as he went 18-8 with a 2.97 earned run average.
Oakland has dominated Seattle at home with 9 payouts in their last 11 games at the Oakland Coliseum. The last 7 games between the Mariners and A’s in Oakland have failed to stay under the total. Oakland has gotten the money in 13 of their last 18 games overall against the Mariners with just 1 of the last 7 games between the teams going under the total.
Oakland was a +3000 selection at Sports-Gambling to win the World Series while Seattle was a +10000 online baseball betting long shot to win the Fall Classic this year.