The Seattle Mariners will be squaring off against their division rival Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The matchup will begin at 3:35 p.m. ET and MLB Network will televise the game.
Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Odds
Oddsmakers have listed Seattle (+120) as the underdog to Oakland (-130). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds listed at -110 for over 9 runs and -110 for under 9. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at Mariners +1.5 runs (-175) and Athletics -1.5 runs (+155).
The Athletics are 72-48 straight up (SU) and 60-59 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 28.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 0.8 units (ATS). Oakland has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven. The Mariners are 69-52 SU and have gone 60-60 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 13.3 units for moneyline bettors, but have lost 4.2 units ATS. Seattle has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.
Neither squad has been an obvious over/under bet this season. Oakland games have a 55-57-7 over/under record in 2018. The Mariners have an over/under record of 58-60-2.
The right-handed Mike Leake is the projected starter for Seattle. Leake is 8-7 with a 4.11 ERA and 90 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 2.84 ERA against Oakland this year (two starts).
The Athletics are sending lefty Brett Anderson (2-3, 4.53 ERA) to the mound. Anderson has 25 strikeouts and 11 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.41. Anderson is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 2.84 ERA in one start against Seattle this year.
Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.25 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.75 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.95, along with a WHIP of 1.24 and a K/9 of 9.28.
The Mariners offense has slashed .257/.317/.413 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game this season, including 4.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
Seattle’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon. Segura is slashing .309/.339/.433 with nine home runs, 56 RBIs, 78 runs and 17 steals, while Gordon (.278/.300/.339) is up to one homers, 22 RBIs, 53 runs and 27 steals.
For the home team, Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have a 4.15 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.36 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.1 K/9. In 50 divisional games, Athletics starters have an ERA of 5.39 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.75.
The Oakland offense is putting up 4.8 runs per contest, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .298/.365/.526 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
Shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie have led the Athletics’ hitters this year. Semien is slashing .265/.324/.392 with 10 home runs, 45 RBIs, 69 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Lowrie’s line sits at .273/.351/.472 with 19 homers, 76 RBIs and 53 runs.
The Mariners have lost 6.0 units and are 19-20 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 15 of those games, compared to 23 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Athletics have netted 21.9 units and are 38-38 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 37 of those games, compared to 36 that went under.
Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – OVER