Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Matchup

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The Oakland Athletics are playing host to their divisional rival Seattle Mariners at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. NBC Sports – California will broadcast the matchup and the game will get underway at 10:05 p.m. ET.

Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Odds

Vegas has listed Seattle (+140) as the underdog to Oakland (-150). Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -105 for over eight runs and -115 for under eight. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at -155 for the Mariners +1.5 runs and +135 for the Athletics -1.5.

The Mariners have gone 75-59 SU this year and are 66-67 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 11.7 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 6.2 units ATS. Seattle is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Athletics, on the other hand, are 80-55 SU and 70-64 ATS. The team has gained 31.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.0 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Oakland games have an over/under record of 59-66-9 in 2018. The Mariners have an over/under record of 65-66-2.

Mike Leake will get the nod for the visiting Mariners. The right-handed Leake is 8-8 with a 4.03 ERA and 102 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with 13 strikeouts and a 1.74 ERA against Oakland this year (three starts).

The Athletics will turn to righty Mike Fiers (10-6, 3.15 ERA) to the mound. Fiers has 115 strikeouts and 29 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.16. Fiers is 1-1 with seven strikeouts and a 4.91 ERA across two starts against Seattle this year.

As a unit, Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 4.11 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.28 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.1 K/9. In 61 games against divisional foes, Athletics starters have an ERA of 5.13 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.60.

The Oakland hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.4 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .218/.293/.394 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie have led the Athletics’ offense this year. Semien is hitting .259/.319/.382 with 11 home runs, 48 RBIs, 77 runs and 13 steals, and Lowrie is batting .274 with 21 homers, 84 RBIs and 60 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.34 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 7.76 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.93, along with a WHIP of 1.26 and a K-per-9 of 8.85.

Mariners hitters have slashed .256/.316/.409 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game this season, including 4.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Mitch Haniger continue to lead Seattle’s hitters. The speedy Segura is slashing .317/.348/.439 with nine home runs, 58 RBIs, 81 runs and 20 stolen bases. Haniger (.281/.366/.489) is up to 23 homers, 84 RBIs and 71 runs scored.

The Mariners have gained 15.9 units and are 44-45 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 47 of those games, compared to 41 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Athletics have netted 24.5 units and are 44-42 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 40 of those games, compared to 42 that went under.

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes,

  • The under has hit in four of Seattle’s last seven games.
  • The Mariners have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 14 over their last 10.
  • Seattle has recorded 22.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 21.4 over its last five.
  • The Athletics have dropped three of their last four games SU.