Athletics vs Mariners MLB Odds, Game Preview & Expert Pick

Athletics vs Mariners MLB Odds, Game Preview & Expert Pick

Written by on May 14, 2019

After getting a much-needed victory in the series opener on Monday, the Seattle Mariners will look to double up on their AL West division rivals when they host the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 of a three-game set on Tuesday night. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best value in this matchup.

Athletics vs Mariners MLB Odds, Game Preview & Expert Pick

Starting Pitchers

  • Oakland – Brett Anderson – LH (4-2, 4.19 ERA)
  • Seattle – Mike Leake – RH (1-2, 4.57 ERA)

Why Bet On Oakland?

The Athletics have dropped two straight including their 6-5 loss to Seattle on Monday in the series opener. Oakland’s Mike Fiers was fantastic after a tough first inning less than a week after throwing the 300th no-hitter in major league history and second of his career. Fiers allowed just two hits and one run over five innings before turning it over to Oakland’s bullpen.

“What really hurt me was the walk,” A’s reliever Joakim Soria said. “Like I said, I was running a little bit out of gas, but it’s part of baseball, it’s part of the game.”

Khris Davis homered twice for Oakland to snap a ending a month-long drought after leading the majors in long balls a year ago. Oakland has scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. For this contest, the A’s will hand the ball to veteran left-hander Brett Anderson. The 31-year-old Texan is 8-4 with a 2.19 ERA and 85 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners. Unfortunately, Anderson gave up four runs on four hits and five walks in his last start against Cincinnati.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs: 4.44
  • Hits: 8.16
  • Walks: 3.60
  • Strike Outs: 7.63
Defense:
  • Runs: 4.63
  • Hits: 8.40
  • Walks: 3.40
  • Strike Outs: 8.05

Why Bet On Seattle?

Are the Mariners a safe MLB betting pick for Tuesday night?

The Mariners snapped a four-game losing streak and picked up just their third win in their last 15 games by beating the A’s 6-5 on Monday as Domingo Santana hit a tying RBI double and then scored the winning run on Omar Narvaez’s single in the 10th inning.

“The past couple of series haven’t really gone our way and there are a lot of competitive people in here and we want to win really badly,” Daniel Vogelbach said. “There was a lot of emotion in that game. I’m glad we came out on top.”

Seattle has scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. For this contest, the M’s are giving the ball to veteran right-hander Mike Leake. The 31-year-old was outstanding in limiting the Yankees to one run on six hits in 7.0 innings in his last start. Leake is 1-2 with a 4.57 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs: 5.36
  • Hits: 8.32
  • Walks: 3.86
  • Strike Outs: 9.73
Defense:
  • Runs: 5.66
  • Hits: 9.36
  • Walks: 3.34
  • Strike Outs: 7.98

Athletics vs Mariners MLB Betting Trends

  • Oakland are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games
  • Seattle are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Athletics vs Mariners

I know the Seattle Mariners have struggled mightily over the past few weeks, but I like them to record back-to-back wins for the first time in ages as Mike Leake out-duels Brett Anderson and the Mariners get some timely hitting. Oakland has gone a discouraging 5-14 on the road this season while also going 4-10 in their last 14 road dates against Seattle. I like Seattle to get the big win at home in this one!

MLB Betting Pick: Mariners 5 A’s 3

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