Athletics vs. Mariners Prediction
Will the Seattle Mariners ride their former Cy Young winner to a victory when they host the Oakland Athletics tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
10:10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: RTNW (Sea); NSCA (Oak)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Mariners are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -120 to win. Oakland is getting a money line of +110 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting currently has 80% going on Seattle at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Oakland sitting at .500
The Athletics have fallen back to the .500 mark by losing three of their last four games. Oakland is now 14-14 overall and 6-8 on the road. Oakland is averaging 5.00 runs per game this season while allowing 4.89 per game.
Andrew Triggs is starting for Oakland tonight. He is 2-0 through five starts and has a 4.70 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP. The only game Oakland didn’t win that he started was against Seattle. Over 23 innings of work this year, Triggs has 23 strikeouts with nine walks.
Seattle returns home
The Mariners are coming off a 10-game road trip in which they went 7-3. That included a four-game series win at Cleveland this past weekend. Seattle is now 16-11 overall and 5-5 at home. The Mariners are scoring 4.74 runs per game this season while allowing 4.81 per contest.
Felix Hernandez gets the start for the Mariners tonight. He is 3-2 through six starts this year with a 4.96 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. He has pitched 32.2 innings this season and has 26 strikeouts with 12 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have lost 22 of their last 30 road games against a team with a winning record. They have also lost six of Triggs’ last seven starts in a series opener.
The Mariners have won eight of Hernandez’ last 11 starts and 10 of their last 14 games following a day off.
King Felix hasn’t really pitched like a King this year, but he has had most of his starts be pretty competitive. Four of the six he has allowed three runs or less. I don’t think Triggs is going to have a dominant start, so this game should come down to timely hitting or the bullpen. Both are nearly even there, but I will trust the home team to come away with the win.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -120