The Oakland Athletics are traveling north to take on their divisional rival Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. NBC Sports – California will be showing the matchup and the game is scheduled to get underway at 10:10 p.m. ET.
Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Odds
Oddsmakers have listed Oakland (+105) as the underdog to Seattle (-115). Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -110 for over eight runs and -110 for under eight. The game’s most recent runline odds stand at -200 for taking the Athletics +1.5 runs and +170 for the Mariners -1.5.
The Mariners are 6-4 SU and 7-3 ATS. The team’s gained 3.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.7 units against the spread (ATS). Seattle has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Athletics are 5-8 SU and have gone 6-7 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 3.3 units for moneyline gamblers this year and 3.4 units ATS. Oakland is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven.
Seattle games have an over/under record of 7-3 so far in 2018. Oakland has an over/under record of 6-6-1.
The Athletics have gained 0.1 units and are 4-4 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in five of those games, compared to three that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 0.1 units and are 4-3 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in five of those games, compared to two that went under the total.
Andrew Triggs (1-0, 2.53 ERA) will get the nod for the visiting Athletics. The right-handed Triggs started 12 games last year while finishing the season 5-6 overall with a 4.27 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. He made two starts against Seattle in 2017 and put together a 0-1 record against the Mariners with a 5.91 ERA and eight strikeouts.
The Mariners are turning to righty Mike Leake (2-0, 3.00 ERA), who started 31 games last year while finishing the season 10-13 overall with a 3.92 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.
As a unit, Seattle’s pitching staff has yielded 4.8 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has a 5.61 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.04 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 10.1 K/9. In zero games against divisional opponents, Mariners starters have an ERA of and the bullpen’s ERA is .
The Seattle hitters are putting up 4.4 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .222/.319/.353 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
The Mariners’ hitters have been led by second baseman Robinson Cano and right fielder Mitch Haniger. Cano is slashing .406/.537/.531 with 13 hits, four RBIs and 10 runs scored, and Haniger’s line is .273/.419/.485 with nine hits, eight RBIs and five runs.
Cano seemed to enjoy hitting righties at home in 2017, slashing .321/.393/.542 over 214 such plate appearances (his total season line was .280/.338/.453).
In the other dugout, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.43 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 6.49 K/9. The bullpen has managed a solid ERA of just 3.19, along with a WHIP of 1.29.
Athletics hitters have slashed .265/.340/.419 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
Oakland’s offense has been led by third baseman Matt Chapman and second baseman Jed Lowrie. Chapman is hitting .347/.418/.653 with 17 hits, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored, while Lowrie (.333/.390/.556) is up to 18 hits, three homers, 11 RBIs and five runs scored.
Compared to his overall season slash line of .234/.313/.472, Chapman seemed to have some trouble hitting right-handed pitching on the road last season, putting up a slash line of .149/.243/.347 across 115 such plate appearances.
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – OVER
- The Mariners went 12-7 SU against the Athletics last season.
- The Athletics’ bullpen managed 5.08 ERA against the Mariners last year.