Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners Matchup

Jose VasquezArticles, Baseball, MLB

The Oakland Athletics will be taking on their division rival Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. NBC Sports – California will broadcast the matchup and the game is scheduled to get going at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners Odds

Both teams have identical moneyline odds (-105) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). The game’s runline odds sit at +140 for taking the Athletics -1.5 runs and -160 for the Mariners +1.5.

The Mariners are 85-71 straight up (SU) and 75-80 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 10.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 12.3 units (ATS). Seattle has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Athletics are 95-62 SU and have gone 82-74 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 35.7 units for moneyline bettors and 7.9 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Seattle games have an over/under record of 75-78-2 in 2018. Oakland has an over/under record of 74-73-9.

Brett Anderson is getting the start for the visiting Athletics. The left-handed Anderson is 4-5 with a 3.96 ERA and 39 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA against Seattle this year (two starts).

The Mariners will turn to righty Mike Leake (10-10, 4.10 ERA) to the mound. Leake has 117 punchouts and 34 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.26. Leake is 0-1 with 16 strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA across four starts against Oakland this year.

As a unit, Seattle’s pitchers have given up 4.4 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.32, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.7. 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 offense has produced 4.1 runs per outing, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .279/.333/.512 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Mariners’ offense has 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, while Haniger’s line is .285/.367/.498 with 26 homers, 91 RBIs and 87 runs scored.

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

The Athletics offense has slashed .252/.327/.439 on its way to 5.0 runs scored per game this season, 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 led 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 stolen bases. Lowrie (.267/.357/.450) has produced 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, compared to 47 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 0.7 units and are 27-25 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 22 of those games, as opposed to 29 that’ve cashed the under.

Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in five of Oakland’s last seven games.
  • The Athletics have won five of their last six games SU while the Mariners have lost three of their last four.
  • Oakland has posted 25.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 29.8 over its last five.
  • The Athletics have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.