Athletics vs. Mariners Prediction
Can the Seattle Mariners continue their recent winning ways when they play host to the Oakland Athletics tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, May 2, 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 clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -180 to win. Oakland is getting a money line of +160 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting currently has 55% 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 below .500
The Athletics suffered a 6-3 loss at Seattle last night for their third straight loss. Oakland is now 14-15 overall and 6-9 on the road. Oakland is averaging 4.93 runs per game this season while allowing 4.93 per game.
Brett Anderson is making his 2018 season debut tonight for the Athletics. He pitched for the Blue Jays and Cubs last season, posting a 4-4 record over 13 games. He had a 6.34 ERA with a 1.70 WHIP. Over his career, he is 42-47 with a 4.04 ERA.
Mariners top Athletics again
With Tuesday’s victory, the Mariners have now won three of four meetings with the Athletics this season. Seattle comes into tonight having won three straight and six of its last seven. Seattle is now 17-11 overall and 6-5 at home. The Mariners are scoring 4.79 runs per game this season while allowing 4.75 per contest.
James Paxton will start for the Mariners tonight. He is just 1-1 on the season, but the Mariners have won his last four starts. He has a 5.12 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP this year. Over 31.2 innings of work, Paxton has 44 strikeouts with 15 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have lost four of their last five on the road. However, they have won five straight against a left-handed starter and 7-1 in their last eight Wednesday games.
The Mariners have won Paxton’s last five Wednesday starts and eight of their last 11 against a team with a losing record.
The Mariners are quietly playing very well this season and starting to find some balance with their pitching and hitting. Paxton isn’t have a good season, but he is facing an Oakland team that is in a funk and relying on a struggling Anderson to look good in his first stay of the year.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -180