The Oakland Athletics will head north to take on their AL West rival Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park. NBC Sports – California will televise the matchup. The opening pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET.
Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Odds
Oddsmakers are listing Seattle (+215) as the underdog to Oakland (-235). The game’s total is sitting at 9 runs and bettors can take the over for -105 or the under for -115. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds coming in at Athletics -1.5 runs (-175) and Mariners +1.5 runs (+155).
The Mariners are 66-92 straight up (SU) and 78-79 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 15.1 units for moneyline bettors and 11.0 units ATS. Seattle has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Athletics, on the other hand, are 95-63 SU and have gone 88-69 ATS. They’re up 23.4 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 16.5 units ATS. Oakland’s covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.
Seattle games have an 85-61-11 over/under record in 2019. The Athletics have been a decent under bet with a total record of 72-80-5.
Sean Manaea will get the start for the visiting Athletics. The southpaw Manaea is 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA and 25 strikeouts. This is his first outing against Seattle this year. He made three starts against the Mariners in 2018, posting a 2-1 record against them with a 3.05 ERA and 12 strikeouts.
The Mariners will put the ball in the right hand of Felix Hernandez (1-7, 6.51 ERA), who’s got 54 strikeouts and 21 walks this season as well as a 1.52 WHIP. Hernandez made five starts against the Athletics in 2018, putting together a 1-5 record with a 5.18 ERA.
Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.06 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.06 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.95, along with a WHIP of 1.25 and a K/9 of 9.36.
The Athletics offense has slashed .250/.330/.452 on its way to 5.3 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
Oakland’s offensive production has been led by shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman, who have combined to drive in 180 runs. Semien is hitting .288/.370/.525 with 32 home runs, 91 RBIs and 121 runs scored, while Chapman has a .245 average with 35 homers, 89 RBIs and 99 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 5.6 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 5.27 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.90 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In 72 games against AL West foes, Mariners starters have an ERA of 5.90 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.94.
The Seattle offense is putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.4 per game against divisional foes and 2.2 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .162/.203/.260 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.
The Mariners’ hitters have been led by catcher Omar Narvaez and right fielder Mallex Smith. Narvaez is hitting .280/.352/.464 with 22 home runs, 55 RBIs and 63 runs scored, while Smith’s line is .228/.301/.337 with six homers, 37 RBIs, 69 runs and 45 stolen bases.
The Athletics have gained 4.2 units and are 58-53 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 51 of those games, compared to 57 that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Mariners have lost 14.1 units and are 21-29 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 26 of those games, compared to 22 that’ve gone under.
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – UNDER
The over has hit in three of Oakland’s last seven outings.
The Mariners have dropped four of their last five games SU.
Seattle has posted 20.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 13.4 over its last five.
The Athletics have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit 11 over their last 10.
The Athletics have an OPS of .782 this season and an OPS of .773 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Mariners’ OPS stands at .746 overall and .735 versus righties.