Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics Free Pick

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The Seattle Mariners are ready to play their divisional foe Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. NBC Sports – California will broadcast the matchup and the game gets underway at 9:05 p.m. ET.

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics Odds

Seattle (-125) is the favorite over Oakland (+115) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs (-110 for the under and -110 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at +120 for the Mariners -1.5 runs and -140 for the Athletics +1.5.

The Athletics are 81-55 straight up (SU) and 70-65 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 30.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.0 units (ATS). The Mariners are 75-60 SU and have gone 67-67 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 13.1 units for moneyline bettors, but have lost 5.2 units ATS.

Athletics games have an over/under record of 59-67-9 in 2018. The Mariners have an over/under record of 65-67-2.

Left-hander James Paxton is projected to start for the visiting Mariners. Paxton (10-5, 3.68 ERA) has racked up 176 punchouts in 139.1 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with 17 strikeouts and a 1.23 ERA against Oakland this year (two starts).

The Athletics are putting the ball in the right hand of Daniel Mengden (6-6, 4.28 ERA, 1.18 WHIP), who’s got 57 strikeouts and 21 walks. Mengden hasn’t faced the Mariners yet this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 6.00 ERA and three strikeouts across six innings).

Oakland’s pitching staff has given up 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The club’s starters have a 4.15 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.25 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.1 K/9. In 62 games against divisional foes, Athletics starters have an ERA of 5.21 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.52.

The Oakland hitters have put up 4.8 runs per contest, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .223/.310/.380 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie have led the Athletics’ offense this year. Semien is hitting .261/.322/.385 with 11 home runs, 49 RBIs, 77 runs and 13 steals, and Lowrie’s line is .275/.358/.473 with 21 homers, 84 RBIs and 61 runs.

For the visiting squad, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.39 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 7.75 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.92, along with a WHIP of 1.27 and a K-per-9 of 8.86.

Mariners hitters have slashed .256/.316/.410 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Seattle’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Mitch Haniger. The speedy Segura is slashing .317/.348/.439 with nine home runs, 58 RBIs, 81 runs and 20 stolen bases. Haniger (.280/.365/.486) has produced 23 homers, 84 RBIs and 71 runs scored.

The Mariners have gained 17.3 units and are 45-45 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 47 of those games, compared to 42 that’ve hit the under against righties. On the other hand, the Athletics have netted 5.7 units and are 26-23 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in 19 of those games, compared to 25 that went under.

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in four of Seattle’s last seven games.
  • Oakland has posted 21.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 18.8 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 15 over their last 10.