MLB Matchups  >>  Seattle Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians Preview 05/20/2013

 
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The fans at Progressive Field will be treated to a game between the Seattle Mariners and the Cleveland Indians when they take their seats on Monday.

The Mariners will trot Hisashi Iwakuma out to the mound in this one. Righthander Iwakuma has a 5-1 record and a 1.84 ERA this season.

Iwakuma's opponent in this one will be Scott Kazmir. The Indians lefthander has a 5.33 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Mariners listed as 114-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 6-0 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +101 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Seattle has lost 3 straight games.
Cleveland has won 4 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Seattle: 20-24 SU
Cleveland: 25-17 SU
SEATTLE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

CLEVELAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 8-2


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Seattle's last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Seattle is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland
Seattle is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Cleveland is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing at home against Seattle

NEXT UP:
Seattle at LA Angels, Tuesday, May 21
Cleveland home to Detroit, Tuesday, May 21