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The Seattle Mariners will head south to face their division rival Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The game gets underway 10:05 p.m. ET and NBC Sports – California is in line to broadcast the matchup.

Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Odds

Oakland (-150) is hosting this game as the favorite against Seattle (+140) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 9 runs. The odds for betting on the games total stand at +100 for the under and -120 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds standing at -155 for the Mariners +1.5 runs and +135 for the Athletics -1.5 runs.

The Athletics are 25-22 SU and 23-24 ATS. They’ve gained 6.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 3.6 units against the spread (ATS). The Mariners are 27-19 SU and have gone 25-21 ATS. In total, the teams gained 7.0 units for moneyline gamblers in the seasons early going and 2.5 units ATS.

Athletics games have a 24-20-3 over/under record so far in 2018. The Mariners have been a decent over bet with a total record of 27-19.

Mike Leake will get the nod for Seattle. The right-handed Leake is 4-3 with a 6.00 ERA and 34 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Oakland this year.

The Athletics will be sending righty Trevor Cahill (1-2, 2.79 ERA) to the mound. Cahill has 32 punchouts and seven walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.00. Cahill has yet to face the Mariners this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 3.86 ERA and three strikeouts across four and 2-third innings).

Oakland’s pitching staff has allowed 4.7 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.48, a WHIP of 1.22 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 3.88 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 7.9 K/9. In 26 games against divisional opponents, Athletics starters have an ERA of 5.26 and the bullpens ERA is 4.38.

Oakland’s hitters have put up 4.7 runs per outing, including 3.7 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .271/.350/.503 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Athletics offense has been led by second baseman Jed Lowrie and third baseman Matt Chapman. Lowrie is hitting .320/.389/.547 with nine home runs, 37 RBIs and 20 runs scored, and Chapman’s line is .254/.351/.479 with eight homers, 21 RBIs and 31 runs.

Compared to his total season slash line of .234/.313/.472, Chapman performed well against righties at home last season, producing .308/.373/.598 across 118 plate appearances.

In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.55 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.25 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.87, along with a WHIP of 1.30.

Mariners hitters have slashed .257/.327/.425 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Outfielder Mitch Haniger and second baseman Robinson Cano have led Seattle’s offense. Haniger is hitting .298/.379/.571 with 11 home runs, 36 RBIs and 22 runs scored, while Cano is slashing .287/.385/.441 with four homers, 23 RBIs and 24 runs scored.

Compared to his overall season slash line of .280/.338/.453, Cano performed well against righty pitching in 2017, maintaining a slash line of .312/.371/.519 across 455 plate appearances.

The Mariners have gained 6.7 units and are 16-13 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 20 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Athletics have netted 5.0 units and are 14-16 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs hit in 18 of those games, compared to 11 that went under the total.

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in just two of Oakland’s last seven games.
  • The Athletics have won six of their last seven games SU.
  • Seattle fielders have committed six errors over their last five games, compared to three errors for Oakland over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 19 over their last 10.