The Oakland Athletics will be taking on their divisional rival Seattle Mariners. NBC Sports – California will televise the matchup. The game is scheduled to get going at 3:10 p.m. ET.
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners Odds
The Mariners are 67-94 straight up (SU) and 79-81 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 11.8 units ATS. The Athletics are 97-64 SU and have gone 89-71 ATS. They’ve gained 23.3 units for moneyline bettors and 14.6 units ATS.
Seattle games have an 85-64-11 over/under record in 2019. Oakland has been a decent under bet with a total record of 72-83-5.
The right-handed Tanner Roark will get the nod for the visiting Athletics. Roark (10-9, 4.32 ERA) has recorded 153 punchouts in 160.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Mariners this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Mariners are countering with Justin Dunn (0-0, 3.86 ERA). Dunn has two strikeouts and eight walks, along with a WHIP of 2.14. Dunn did not record any MLB appearances in 2018.
Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.01 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.06 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.91, along with a WHIP of 1.24.
Athletics hitters have slashed .250/.330/.450 on their way to 5.2 runs scored per game this season, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman have led Oakland’s hitters. Semien is slashing .285/.370/.523 with 33 home runs, 92 RBIs and 123 runs scored, while Chapman (.249/.342/.506) is up to 36 homers, 91 RBIs and 102 runs scored.
For the home team, Seattle’s pitching staff has yielded 5.5 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starters have a 5.22 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.86 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.7 K/9. In 75 games against divisional foes, Mariners starters have an ERA of 5.74 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.84.
Seattle’s offense has put up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 1.0 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .156/.202/.188 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that span.
Catcher Omar Narvaez and outfielder Mallex Smith have led the Mariners’ offense this year. Narvaez is hitting .279/.351/.462 with 22 home runs, 55 RBIs and 63 runs scored, and Smith’s line sits at .228/.301/.337 with six homers, 37 RBIs, 70 runs and 46 stolen bases.
Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – UNDER
Oakland has tallied 11 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Seattle has five XBH over its last five.
The Athletics have won three of their last four games SU.
Seattle has posted 15.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 10.6 over its last five.
The Athletics have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.