The Oakland Athletics will do battle against their AL West rival Seattle Mariners. The matchup will get going at 10:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports – California will be airing the game.
Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Odds
The Mariners are 66-93 straight up (SU) and 78-80 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 16.1 units for moneyline bettors and 12.0 units ATS. The Athletics have gone 96-63 SU this year and are 88-70 ATS. They’ve accumulated 24.4 units for moneyline gamblers and 15.1 units ATS.
Seattle games have an over/under record of 85-62-11 in 2019. Oakland has been a decent under bet with a total record of 72-81-5.
Right-hander Mike Fiers is projected to start for the visiting Athletics. Fiers is 15-4 with a 3.91 ERA and 122 strikeouts. He’s 1-1 with 10 strikeouts and a 5.79 ERA against Seattle this year (three starts).
The Mariners are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Justus Sheffield (0-1, 6.10 ERA), who’s got 35 strikeouts and 14 walks, along with a 1.71 WHIP. Sheffield has yet to face the Athletics this year and did not re a start against them in 2018.
Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.04 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.07 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.93, along with a WHIP of 1.24.
The Athletics offense has slashed .250/.330/.451 on its way to 5.3 runs scored per game this year, including 5.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
Shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman continue to lead Oakland’s hitters. Semien is slashing .286/.369/.522 with 32 home runs, 91 RBIs and 122 runs scored. Chapman has a .247 average with 36 homers, 91 RBIs and 101 runs scored.
For the home team, Seattle’s pitchers have yielded 5.6 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starters have a 5.28 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.87 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In 73 games against AL West foes, Mariners starters have an ERA of 5.89 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.88.
Seattle’s hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 1.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .165/.202/.247 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.
The Mariners’ hitters have been led by catcher Omar Narvaez and outfielder Domingo Santana. Narvaez is slashing .278/.351/.462 with 22 home runs, 55 RBIs and 63 runs scored, and Santana’s line sits at .254/.329/.443 with 21 homers, 69 RBIs and 63 runs scored.
Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – UNDER
Oakland has logged 18 extra-base hits over its last five games. Seattle has nine XBH over its last five.
The Mariners have lost five of their last six games SU.
Oakland has posted 21.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.2 over its last five.
The Athletics have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit nine over their last 10.
The Athletics have an OPS of .781 this season, including an OPS of .817 against left-handed pitchers. The Mariners’ OPS sits at .744 overall and .753 against lefties.