Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction
Will the Seattle Mariners be able to slow down the momentum of the Oakland Athletics when the two meet up tonight at 10:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 31, 2018
10:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
TV: NSCA; RTNW
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Oakland is favored at home, as the Athletics are getting odds of -140 to win, while the Seattle Mariners are listed with odds of +120 to prevail. 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 roll in opener
The Seattle Mariners were able to cruise in Thursday’s series opener, picking up a 7-1 victory. That snapped a 3-game skid for the Mariners. Seattle is 75-59 overall and 37-31 on the road. The Mariners are putting up 4.14 runs per game this year while allowing 4.46 per contest.
Seattle hands the ball to Mike Leake, who comes into this game with an 8-8 record through 26 starts. He has a 4.03 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. Leake has pitched 160.2 innings this year and has 102 strikeouts and 31 walks.
Athletics in a small funk
The Athletics have been rolling since the All-Star Break, but have dropped three of their last four with the loss on Thursday. Oakland is now 80-55 overall and 39-27 at home. The Athletics are scoring 4.73 runs per game this year while giving up 4.15 per contest.
Mike Fiers gets the start for the Athletics tonight. He is 10-6 through 25 starts with a 3.15 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. Fiers has recorded 115 strikeouts and 29 walks through 143.0 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mariners are just 1-5 in their last six games following a win and 8-3 in Leake’s last 11 road starts.
The Athletics have won Fiers’ last four starts overall and they have won 21 of their last 28 home games.
On paper, it looks like this is a game that Oakland should be able to bounce back and win. However, Fiers hasn’t looked very good against Seattle this year. In two starts, he has a 4.91 ERA against the Mariners. Leake has seen a lot of Oakland and has done well against them. Through 20.2 innings against the Athletics this year, Leake has a 1.74 ERA with 13 strikeouts and just three walks. If Oakland can’t get runs, it’s going to be hard for them to win. I like the Mariners as the underdog tonight.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners +120