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Athletics vs. Mariners - 7/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners (35-42) at Oakland Athletics (35-45)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)

Roenis Elias (4-5) (4.25) vs. S Kazmir (4-5) (2.79)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -149 / Seattle Mariners +139 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-NW, CSN-CA

The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics begin a four-game series Thursday night.

The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Mariners have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 88 hits and 48 RBI while Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano have combined for 65 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have split their last 10 road games. Roenis Elias gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.25 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Elias is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

Athletics vs. Mariners - 7/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Athletics have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Lawrie leads Oakland with 80 hits and 36 RBI while Josh Reddick and Billy Butler have combined for 85 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have split their last eight home games. Scott Kazmir takes the hill, and he’s 4-5 with a 2.79 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. Kazmir is 4-4 with a 3.35 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 8-17 in Elias' last 25 starts. The Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. American League West and 3-7 in Kazmirs last 10 starts. The Mariners are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Oakland and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings overall.

Both teams are putting some runs on the board as of late, Elias hasn't exactly been great this season. I like the over in this match, as the line is a tad bit too low. 

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Over 7.5

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