Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Free Pick

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The red-hot Oakland Athletics will go for their seventh straight victory as they play host to the Seattle Mariners at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. NBC Sports – California will broadcast the action and the game is scheduled to get going at 10:07 p.m. ET.

Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Odds

Vegas is listing Oakland (-155) as the favorite over Seattle (+145). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -125 for over nine runs and +105 for under nine. You can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds coming in at Mariners +1.5 runs (-150) and Athletics -1.5 runs (+130).

The Athletics are 25-25 straight up (SU) and 23-27 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.3 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Mariners are 23-29 SU and have gone 27-25 against the spread. Overall, the team’s lost 4.0 units for moneyline bettors and 4.2 units ATS. Seattle’s covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Athletics games have an over/under record of 24-23-3 so far in 2019. Seattle has been a strong over bet with a total record of 35-14-3.

The left-handed Wade LeBlanc is projected to start for Seattle. LeBlanc (2-1, 7.36 ERA) has racked up 14 strikeouts in 18.1 innings so far. This is his first start against Oakland this year. He did make two starts against the Athletics in 2018, putting together a 1-0 record against them with a 0.00 ERA and seven strikeouts.

The Athletics are handing the ball to righty Daniel Mengden (1-1, 3.65 ERA), who has nine strikeouts and six walks, along with a 1.14 WHIP. Mengden only made one start against the Mariners in 2018 (0-0, 7.36 ERA and six strikeouts across 7.1 innings).

Oakland’s pitching staff has allowed 4.4 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 4.10, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 4.09 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 18 games against AL West opponents, Athletics starters have an ERA of 4.85 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.48.

Oakland’s offense has produced 4.8 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .270/.340/.528 over its last five contests and is 5-0 SU during that span.

The Athletics’ hitters have been led by shortstop Marcus Semien and right fielder Stephen Piscotty. Semien is slashing .267/.358/.411 with five home runs, 22 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while Piscotty is batting .258 with five homers, 22 RBIs and 23 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 5.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.87 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 6.96 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.59, along with a WHIP of 1.35 and a K/9 of 9.89.

The Mariners offense has slashed .243/.321/.456 on its way to 5.2 runs scored per game this season, including 5.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Outfielders Domingo Santana and Mitch Haniger continue to lead Seattle’s hitters. Santana is slashing .265/.332/.459 with eight home runs, 38 RBIs and 23 runs scored, while Haniger is hitting .232/.325/.490 with 12 homers, 26 RBIs and 40 runs scored.

The Mariners have gained 0.8 units and are 21-17 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 24 of those games, compared to 11 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Athletics have netted 5.2 units and are 9-6 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s hit in seven of those games, compared to seven that went under the total.

Mariners at Athletics Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of Seattle’s last seven contests.
  • The Mariners have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 22 over their last 10.
  • The Mariners have a total OPS of .777 this season and an OPS of .781 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Athletics’ OPS stands at .742 overall and .724 against righties.
  • Seattle has recorded 19.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.6 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have lost six of their last seven games SU.