Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics 9/1/18, Prediction & Odds

The Seattle Mariners and host Oakland Athletics have each won a game entering game three of the four-game series tonight. Will favored Seattle get the job done with James Paxton on the hill?

Game Snapshot

977 Seattle Mariners at 978 Oakland Athletics

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Oakland Coliseum at 9:05PM ET

TV: NBCSCA (OAK)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Mariners are a -114 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Athletics are a +104 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Saturday morning, 54 percent of public bets are being placed on host Oakland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Chapman, Piscotty lead A's to win

Matt Chapman finished 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double last night in a 7-5 victory over the Mariners. Jed Lowrie finished 2-for-5 with a double and a run. Matt Olson ended the game 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Stephen Piscotty was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Marcus Semien finished 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Yusmeiro Petit picked up the win in relief as he struck out one and walked one in 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. Blake Treinen earned his 34th save as he struck out two in perfect inning of relief.

Seattle hits three homers in defeat

Robinson Cano hit a solo home run as he was 1-for-3 with a walk in Friday's loss. Nelson Cruz was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored. Ryon Healy finished 2-for-4 with a 2-run homer. Mike Leake took the loss as he was torched for six earned runs on 11 hits over 4 1/3 innings, striking out three and walking two.

James Paxton (10-5, 3.68 ERA) will start today for the Mariners, while the Athletics turn to Daniel Mengden (6-6, 4.28).

MLB Betting Trends

Seattle

The Mariners are 15-7 in their last 22 Saturday games. The under is 9-4 in the last 13 Seattle road games.

Oakland

The under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. Oakland is 10-1 in its last 11 Saturday games.

Prediction:

Paxton has enjoyed a fine season and can dominate on any given night. The Athletics strike out a lot and can have their struggles against left-handed pitching. Mengden had a fantastic stretch early in the season, but has come back down to life. I like Seattle here as the small fave.

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: SEATTLE MARINERS -114

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