Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Oakland Athletics will play host to their division nemesis Seattle Mariners at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The matchup will get underway at 10:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to NBC Sports – California to catch the game.

Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Odds

Seattle (+105) is the underdog to Oakland (-115) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at +100 for the under and -120 for the over. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s runline with the odds standing at -200 for the Mariners +1.5 runs and +170 for the Athletics -1.5 runs.

The Mariners are 74-59 SU and have gone 66-66 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 12.8 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 5.2 units ATS. Seattle has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Athletics, on the other hand, are 80-54 SU and 69-64 ATS. The team has gained 32.6 units for moneyline bettors and 3.0 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Athletics games have a 58-66-9 over/under record in 2018. Seattle has an over/under record of 64-66-2.

The southpaw Wade LeBlanc is projected to start for the visiting Mariners. LeBlanc is 7-3 with a 3.92 ERA and 104 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Oakland this year.

vThe Athletics are turning to righty Frankie Montas (5-3, 3.75 ERA), who has 39 strikeouts and 19 walks as well as a 1.46 WHIP. Montas hasn’t faced the Mariners yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

As a unit, Oakland’s pitchers have given up 4.1 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 4.09, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.6. The bullpen has a 3.30 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.1 K/9. In 60 games against divisional foes, Athletics starters have an ERA of 5.11 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.65.

Oakland’s offense is putting up 4.8 runs per contest, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .256/.325/.449 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie have paced the Athletics’ batters this year. Semien is hitting .258/.318/.382 with 11 home runs, 48 RBIs, 76 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Lowrie is batting .274 with 21 homers, 83 RBIs and 60 runs.

In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.38 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 7.79 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.93, along with a K-per-9 of 8.87.

The Mariners offense has slashed .256/.316/.409 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game this season, including 4.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Shortstop Jean Segura and outfielder Mitch Haniger continue to lead Seattle’s offense. The speedy Segura is hitting .317/.348/.439 with nine home runs, 58 RBIs, 81 runs and 20 stolen bases, while Haniger (.280/.366/.484) is up to 22 homers, 83 RBIs and 70 runs scored.

The Mariners have gained 15.9 units and are 44-45 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 47 of those games, compared to 41 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Athletics have netted 8.2 units and are 25-22 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 18 of those games, as opposed to 24 which went under the total.

Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • Seattle has recorded 14 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Oakland has 18 XBH over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.
  • Seattle has averaged 21.8 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 21.2 over its last five.