Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction
Can the Oakland Athletics move past the .500 mark tonight when they play host to the Seattle Mariners at 10:07PM ET?
971 Seattle Mariners vs. 972 Oakland Athletics
Friday, May 24, 2019
10:07PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -165 to win. The Mariners are listed with a money line of +145 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 69 percent going on the Athletics 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.
Mariners continue to slide
Seattle is coming off three straight losses at Texas this week. They have lost six of their last seven games coming into this weekend series. The Mariners are 23-29 on the season, 13-15 on the road and 34-16 with the over. Seattle has Wade LeBlanc taking the mound tonight. He is 2-1 on the season with a 7.36 ERA.
The Mariners are averaging 5.21 runs per game at the plate while hitting .243. On the mound, Seattle has a 5.13 team ERA and a 1.45 team WHIP. Daniel Vogelbach has seven doubles, 14 home runs and 30 RBI to lead the Mariners while Edwin Encarnacion has 13 home runs and 34 RBI.
Oakland on a hot streak
The Athletics are on a six-game win streak to wrap up an 8-game road stand. That includes three straight wins at Cleveland. Oakland is now 25-25 on the season, 14-10 at home and 26-24 with the under. The Athletics have Daniel Mengden on the mound today. He is 1-1 on the season with a 3.65 ERA.
Oakland is averaging 4.80 runs per game on offense while hitting .244 as a team. On the mound, the Athletics have a 4.10 team ERA and a 1.26 team WHIP. Khris Davis has been leading the team with 12 home runs and 29 RBI. Davis is questionable today with a hip injury. Matt Chapman is adding 12 doubles, 11 home runs and 28 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mariners are 6-20 in their last 26 games following a loss and 3-13 in their last 16 games following an off day.
The Athletics have won six straight home games against a left-handed starter and five in their last six series openers.
Seattle has won all four meetings with Oakland this season, but these two teams are going in different directions right now. LeBlanc is coming off a disastrous performance, as he gave up seven runs in 2.1 innings to Minnesota. Mengden looked solid against Detroit last week, but he is facing a stronger lineup today. Still, Oakland has got things clicking right now while the Mariners are far from that.
MLB Prediction: Oakland Athletics -165