The Oakland Athletics are preparing to take the field against their AL West foe Seattle Mariners. NBC Sports – California is in line to broadcast the matchup. The game is scheduled to get going at 9:10 p.m. ET.
Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Odds
The Athletics have gone 96-64 SU this year and are 89-70 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 25.4 units for moneyline gamblers and 16.1 units ATS. The Mariners, on the other hand, are 67-93 SU and 78-81 ATS. They’ve lost 17.1 units for moneyline bettors and 13.0 units ATS.
Seattle games have an 85-63-11 over/under record in 2019. Oakland has been a decent under bet with a total record of 72-82-5.
Left-hander Brett Anderson is projected to start for the visiting Athletics. Anderson (12-9, 4.00 ERA) has recorded 87 strikeouts in 170 innings so far. He’s 2-1 with 13 strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA against Seattle this year (three starts).
The Mariners are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Marco Gonzales (16-12, 4.09 ERA), who’s got 143 strikeouts and 53 walks, along with a 1.32 WHIP. Gonzales is 3-1 with 18 strikeouts and a 4.00 ERA over four starts against Oakland this year.
Oakland’s pitchers have 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 K/9 of 9.41.
Athletics hitters have slashed .250/.330/.451 on their way to 5.3 runs scored per game this year, including 5.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Oakland’s offense has been led by shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman, who collectively have belted 69 home runs. Semien is slashing .286/.371/.525 with 33 home runs, 92 RBIs and 123 runs scored. Chapman (.249/.342/.508) is up to 36 homers, 91 RBIs and 102 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitching staff has given up 5.6 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have an ERA of 5.26, a WHIP of 1.44 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.9. The bullpen has a 4.87 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In 74 games against divisional foes, Mariners starters have an ERA of 5.83 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.87.
Seattle’s offense is putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 1.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .163/.205/.229 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.
The Mariners’ hitters have been led by catcher Omar Narvaez and right fielder Mallex Smith. Narvaez is slashing .278/.350/.461 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 45 stolen bases.
Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – UNDER
Oakland has tallied 16 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Seattle has nine XBH over its last five.
Seattle has recorded 17.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 11.2 over its last five.
The Athletics have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit eight over their last 10.
The Athletics have a team OPS of .781 this season and an OPS of .817 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Mariners’ OPS sits at .744 overall and .753 against southpaws.