Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Matchup

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The Seattle Mariners will take on their division rival Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. NBC Sports – California is in line to showcase the action and the game is scheduled to get underway at 10:05 p.m. ET.

Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Odds

Oakland (+110) is coming into this one as the underdog against Seattle (-120) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs (+105 for the over and -125 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at +125 for the Mariners -1.5 runs and -145 for the Athletics +1.5.

The Mariners have gone 69-51 SU this year and are 59-60 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 14.3 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 5.2 units ATS. Seattle has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Athletics, on the other hand, are 71-48 SU and 60-58 ATS. They’ve gained 27.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.1 units ATS. Oakland has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has cashed in six of those seven.

Athletics games have an over/under record of 54-57-7 in 2018. The Mariners have an over/under record of 57-60-2.

James Paxton is getting the nod for the visiting Mariners. The southpaw Paxton is 10-5 with a 3.63 ERA and 175 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with 16 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Oakland this year.

The Athletics are turning to righty Mike Fiers (7-6, 3.40 ERA), who has 95 strikeouts and 26 walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.21. Fiers is 0-1 with two strikeouts and a 7.20 ERA in one start against Seattle this year.

Oakland’s pitching staff has allowed 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have a 4.16 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.39 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.1 K/9. In 49 divisional games, Athletics starters have an ERA of 5.44 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.81.

The Oakland offense has put up 4.8 runs per contest, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .293/.349/.466 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie have led the Athletics’ offense this year. Semien is slashing .263/.323/.385 with nine home runs, 44 RBIs, 68 runs and 13 stolen bases, and Lowrie’s line is .271/.350/.465 with 18 homers, 74 RBIs and 52 runs.

In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.24 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.74 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.98, along with a WHIP of 1.24.

The Mariners offense has slashed .257/.318/.413 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game this year, including 4.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon have led Seattle’s hitters. Segura is slashing .312/.341/.437 with nine home runs, 56 RBIs, 78 runs and 17 stolen bases, while Gordon (.278/.300/.339) has produced one homers, 22 RBIs, 53 runs and 27 stolen bases.

The Mariners have gained 19.3 units and are 41-40 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 43 of those games, as opposed to 37 that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Athletics have netted 5.5 units and are 22-20 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 17 of those games, as opposed to 21 which went under the total.

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • Seattle has logged 20 extra-base hits over its last five games. Oakland has 18 XBH over its last five.
  • Oakland has posted 22.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 26.0 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit 13 home runs over its last 10 games.