Athletics vs. Mariners Prediction
Who will take the rubber match when the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics collide once again tonight at 10:10PM ET in an AL West battle?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 3, 2018
10:10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: RTNW (Sea); NSCA (Oak)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored on the road in this game, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Mariners are getting a money line of +105 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting currently has 59% going on Oakland on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Athletics end skid
The Athletics put an end to their three-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 3-2 win at Seattle. Oakland is now 15-15 overall and 7-9 on the road. Oakland is averaging 4.87 runs per game this season while allowing 4.83 per game.
Oakland has Sean Manaea on the mound tonight. He is 4-2 on the season through six starts and putting up an early bid for the Cy Young. He has a 1.03 ERA with a 0.62 WHIP. Over 43.2 innings of work, he has 37 strikeouts and seven walks.
Mariners win streak snapped
The Mariners have their latest three-game win streak snapped in Wednesday’s loss. They still have won six of their last eight games. Seattle is now 17-12 overall and 6-6 at home. The Mariners are scoring 4.69 runs per game this season while allowing 4.69 per contest as well.
Wade LeBlanc starts for the Mariners today. This will be his first start of the season despite appearing in five games in relief. He has pitched 13.2 innings this year and has a 4.61 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts with three walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have won four of Manaea’s last five road starts and 8 of his last 10 road starts against a winning team. They are just 19-53 in their last 72 road games against a left-handed starter.
The Mariners have won LeBlanc’s last six home starts and his last five starts overall. However, they are just 1-4 in their last five home games.
I really like what Manaea has been able to do on the mound. He has been dominant and is pitching as well as anyone right now. Seattle has some pop in its lineup, but the Mariners have shown they can go cold for stretches as well. I will take Oakland to pick up the win on the road.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -115