The AL West has suddenly turned into a pretty exciting race, with Houston, Texas, and the LA Angels all vying for top spot. The Oakland A’s and the Seattle Mariners are totally out of it at this point, but are engaged in a little battle of their own, which is to avoid being last. These two teams will finish up a 3-game MLB betting series in Seattle on Wednesday night.
A Closer Look at the Oakland A’s at Seattle Mariners MLB Lines Analysis & TV InfoDate/Time: Wednesday, August 26th, 3:40 PMVenue: Safeco Field, Seattle, WATV: ROOT SPORTS, CSNCARadio: 710 ESPN, ROOT SPORTSOpening line: Seattle -160No-one is breaking out the champagne just yet, but the Oakland A’s (55-71) are on a bit of a hot streak at the moment. They have won back to back games, including the first one in this series, and are 4-2 in their last 6. That’s a pretty modest level of success, but when you have had a season this forgettable, you tend to focus on any positives, no matter how small. Two of the wins during that stretch came against the LA Dodgers, which is something to get pretty excited about, considering that the big-spending Dodgers are at the top of the NL West. Right now, though, the focus is on beating the Mariners and perhaps getting out of the basement. After the win on Monday, Oakland is now 2.5 games back of Seattle. Chris Bassitt (1-5, 2.48 ERA) has pitched a whole lot better than his win/loss record suggests. He will have the chance to get another “W” on the board when he starts on Wednesday.Felix Hernandez (14-8, 3.74 ERA) is coming into this one on a 2-game losing skid, and has given up 14 earned runs over those 2 starts.
Key Betting Trends
- Oakland is 4-9-1 SU in its last 14 games
- Oakland is 1-8-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
- Oakland is 3-7-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Seattle
- Oakland is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
- Seattle is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Seattle is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- Seattle is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland