Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Free Preview

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The Seattle Mariners will do battle against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field. NBC Sports – California is in line to broadcast the action and the game is scheduled to get going at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Odds

Both teams have equal moneyline odds (-105) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -105 for the under and -115 for the over. You can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds coming in at Athletics -1.5 runs (+140) and Mariners +1.5 runs (-160).

The Athletics have gone 95-62 SU this year and are 83-74 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 37.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 8.9 units ATS. Oakland is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Mariners, on the other hand, are 85-71 SU and 75-81 ATS. They’ve gained 9.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 13.3 units ATS. Seattle has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Neither squad has been an obvious over/under bet this season. Seattle games have had an over/under record of 76-78-2 in 2018. Athletics games have gone over 75 times, gone under 73 times and pushed on nine occasions.

Edwin Jackson will get the nod for the visiting Athletics. The right-handed Jackson is 6-3 with a 3.18 ERA and 66 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with two strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA against Seattle this year.

The Mariners will turn to righty Felix Hernandez (8-13, 5.46 ERA), who has 121 punchouts and 57 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.40. Hernandez is 1-4 with 21 strikeouts and a 4.66 ERA over four starts against Oakland this year.

As a unit, Seattle’s pitching staff has yielded 4.4 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 4.32 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.82 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 70 divisional games, Mariners starters have an ERA of 4.65 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.09.

The Seattle hitters have put up 4.1 runs per contest, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .279/.333/.512 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Mariners’ hitters have been led by shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Mitch Haniger. Segura is slashing .303/.339/.412 with nine home runs, 61 RBIs, 87 runs and 20 steals, and Haniger is batting .285 with 26 homers, 91 RBIs and 87 runs.

For the visitors, Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 4.12 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6.64 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.31, along with a K/9 of 8.80.

The Athletics offense has slashed .252/.327/.439 on its way to 5.0 runs scored per game this year, including 5.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 7.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Oakland’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie. Semien is hitting .256/.320/.381 with 13 home runs, 65 RBIs, 86 runs and 14 steals, while Lowrie is hitting .267/.357/.450 with 22 homers, 95 RBIs and 76 runs scored.

The Athletics have gained 30.4 units and are 52-49 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 50 of those games, as opposed to 47 that’ve hit the under against righties. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 8.7 units and are 48-56 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 54 of those games, as opposed to 49 that’ve cashed the under.

Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • Oakland has recorded 20 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Seattle has 22 XBH over its last five.
  • The Athletics have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.
  • Seattle has posted 22.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 25.0 over its last five.
  • The Athletics have won five of their last six games SU while the Mariners have lost three of their last four.