Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners Free Pick

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The Seattle Mariners are facing off against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field. NBC Sports – California will televise the matchup and the game is slated to get underway at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Odds

Oakland (-120) is the favorite against Seattle (+110) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the games total stand at -105 for the under and -115 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the runline odds coming in at Athletics -1.5 runs (+125) and Mariners 1.5 runs (-145).

The Mariners are 17-12 SU and 18-10 ATS. They’ve gained 7.8 units for moneyline bettors and 8.7 units against the spread (ATS). Seattle has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Athletics are 15-15 SU and have gone 13-16 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 0.4 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season and 6.2 units ATS. Oakland is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Mariners games have an over/under record of 19-9 so far in 2018. Oakland has an over/under record of 16-11-2.

Sean Manaea will get the nod for Oakland. The left-handed Manaea is 4-2 with a 1.03 ERA and 37 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with four strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA against Seattle this year (four starts).

The Mariners will put the ball in the left hand of Wade LeBlanc (0-0, 4.61 ERA, 1.39 WHIP), who has 12 punchouts and three walks this season. LeBlanc hasn’t faced the Athletics yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

As a unit, Seattle’s pitchers have given up 4.7 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 5.32, a WHIP of 1.40 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.2. The bullpen has a 3.92 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 10.2 K/9. In 12 games against AL West foes, Mariners starters have an ERA of 4.76 and the bullpens ERA is 4.64.

Seattle’s offense is putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 7.0 per game over its last five. The teams hit .279/.345/.547 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Mariners offense has been led by right fielder Mitch Haniger and second baseman Robinson Cano. Haniger is slashing .301/.383/.670 with 10 home runs, 27 RBIs and 17 runs scored, and Cano is batting .291 with three homers, 14 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

Haniger seemed to take a step back when hitting left-handed pitchers at home last season. Over 56 such plate appearances, he slashed .231/.286/.442 (his total season line was .282/.352/.491).

For the visiting squad, Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.55 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 7.52 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.15, along with a K-per-9 of 7.79.

The Athletics offense has slashed .258/.336/.438 on its way to 4.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Jed Lowrie and Mark Canha have led Oakland’s hitters. Lowrie is slashing .341/.396/.618 with eight home runs, 30 RBIs and 15 runs scored, while Canha (.339/.391/.644) has produced five homers, 13 RBIs and 12 runs scored.

Lowrie seemed to have some trouble hitting lefties on the road last season, putting up a slash line of .203/.301/.359 across 73 such plate appearances (his total season line was .277/.360/.448).

The Athletics have gained 0.8 units and are 7-5 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in four of those games, compared to six that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 3.0 units and are 6-1 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in three of those games, as opposed to four which went under the total.

Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • Oakland fielders have 11 errors over the last 10 games, compared to two errors for Seattle over its last 10.