Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction
Will the Oakland Athletics pick up a key win in the AL West race tonight when they host the Seattle Mariners at 10:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, August 13, 2018
10:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
TV: RTNW; NSCA
Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -130 to win at home. The Mariners are getting a money line of +110 to win on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 64 percent going on Oakland 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 earn big sweep at Houston
The Mariners were in a bit of a lull, but came back in a big way by winning four straight at Houston this weekend. Seattle improves to 69-50 overall and 33-26 on the road with those wins and they are 4 games back of Houston in the AL West. Seattle is averaging 4.19 runs per game this year while giving up 4.38 per contest.
Marco Gonzales is getting the start for Seattle this evening. He is 12-7 through 23 starts and has a 3.79 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP. Gonzales has pitched a total of 137.2 innings this year and has 121 strikeouts with 25 walks.
Athletics continuing success
The Athletics are coming off back-to-back wins over the Angels in Los Angeles and they have won eight of their last 10. Oakland is now 70-48 overall and 33-23 at home. The Athletics are 2.5 games back of Houston in the AL West. The Astros are putting up 4.75 runs per game this year while giving up 4.20 per contest.
Sean Manaea takes the mound for Oakland this evening. He has made 24 starts this year and has a 10-8 record with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. Manaea has pitched 144.0 innings this season and has 99 strikeouts with 29 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mariners have won six straight Monday games and seven of Gonzales’ last eight starts against division opponents.
The Athletics have won 15 of their last 18 home games and eight of their last nine division games.
Seattle shouldn’t be lacking confidence heading to Oakland. Along with their wins over Houston, Seattle has won 20 of its last 27 in Oakland and four of its last five against Manaea. Gonzales has been struggling in recent starts, but I think he can ride the momentum Seattle created this weekend and help them grind out another big division win.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners +110