Oakland Athletics (14-14) vs Seattle Mariners (16-11)Date : 05/02/2018
Time : 10:10 PM ET
Location : Safeco Field
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
The Mariners to return home to Safeco Field as they hope to bring the offensive show back home to their fans as they will host the Athletics who are having a rollercoaster type season they have not yet found the consistency that they are looking for.
Oakland Athletics's Latest Performance :
The A’s were close to top off their fourth series win of the season but they lost out to the Astros due to late inning struggles. They gave up 5 runs in the last two innings of the game. The A’s are 14-14 this season it has been a rollercoaster season for the A’s beating the hottest team in the Major the Red Sox will definitely be one of the great moments from this season. The A’s has yet found the winning solution for the team as they are still figuring out the balance of the team hence they are 0.500 marks this season
The team pitching must avoid making costly mistakes to avoid giving up leads early and the batters will feel like they have to play catch up for the whole game and that is not how you win baseball games you want to establish a lead early and never get the opponent the chance to come back.
Jed Lowrie has 35 hits in April breaking his own Oakland record as he tries to continue his hitting streak into May.
Daniel Mengden will return to the mound for A’s. He threw just 31 of his 57 pitches for strikes as his ERA ballooned from 3.86 to 4.68, snapping his two-game quality start streak. He has allowed nine runs seven earned with 13 hits in just 7 1/3 innings over two road starts this season.
Seattle Mariners's Latest Performance :
The Mariners offense is starting to come alive 22 runs in their last 2 games on the road, at the beginning of the season, they were struggling to find the balance between the pitching and the batting. The Mariners are off to a strong start to the season with a record of 16-11 giving the Mariners their best 27 game start since 2003 and the sixth time the Mariners have finished April with 16 or more win. The Mariners could potentially become a dark horse as the season progresses.
Ryon Healy had himself a game as he hit 2 home runs making it his 3rd total this season to go along with 10 RBIs. After being injured he is looking to bounce back and solidify himself as a quality piece to this Mariners team. Look for Healy number to rise in the next few games. Robinson Cano batted his 100th homer with the Mariners as he has become the focal point of this Mariners offense. Haniger also capped off a solid month by going 3 for 5 with a homer and triple giving him 10 homers and 27 RBIs this season.
The Mariners will be playing back home against the A’s and hope they are can carry their performances on the road back home playing in front of their fans, the Mariners averaged 6 runs per game on the road. With all the success the Mariners are having with their batting they still have to fine-tune their pitching as well because when they face great teams pitching wins you games.
James Paxton will be taking the Mound for the Mariners. After a rough season opener, Paxton is 1-0 with a 4.00 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 27 innings over his last five starts and tied his career-best with 10 strikeouts in a six-inning, two-run no-decision at Cleveland on Thursday.
How Oakland Athletics & Seattle Mariners Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Mariners are 8-3 in their last 11 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
Athletics are 2-5 in their last 7 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Seattle Mariners
My reason for the pick :
The Mariners should be able to rub off the A’s because right now the team’s offense is firing on all cylinders and it does not look like it is going to slow down anytime soon. The A’s pitching will cost them the game as the Mariners will use it as an opportunity to capitalize and go on a massive run in of the innings and eventually winning the game at home.
Betting trends for Oakland Athletics:
- Athletics are 1-5 in their last 6 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
Betting trends for Seattle Mariners:
- Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 overall.