Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (55-72) at Seattle Mariners (58-68)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 3:40 pm (Safeco Field)
C Bassitt (1-5) (2.48) vs. Felix Hernandez (14-8) (3.74)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -166 / Oakland Athletics +156 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and the Oakland A’s face off on Wednesday at Safeco Field for game three of their MLB series of American League West teams.
The Seattle Mariners overcame an early deficit on Tuesday to beat the A’s. Nelson Cruz and Logan Morrison each hit home runs and Austin Jackson and Robinson Cano each had two hits as the Mariners scored six runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Mike Montgomery allowed seven hits and five runs last just 1.1 innings to not factor in the decision as Edgar Olmos got the win and Todd Wilhelmsen earned hit fourth save. For Wednesday’s game the Mariners start Felix Hernandez who has allowed 151 hits and 66 earned runs while striking out 151 over 159 innings for a 14-8 record and a 3.74 ERA.
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The Oakland A’s overcame a big lead on Monday to get the win and on Tuesday they had their own big lead evaporate in a loss. Marus Semien hit a home run, Billy Burns had three hits, and Billy Butler had two hits as the A’s scored five runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Jesse Chavez allowed eight hits and six earned runs while striking out three over 4.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 7-13 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the A’s start Chris Bassitt who has allowed 52 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 53 over 69 innings for a 1-5 record and a 2.48 ERA.
Seattle is 4-1 in game three of a series, 5-2 in their last seven games as a favorite, and 17-5 in Hernandez’s last 22 starts against the AL West. Oakland is 8-2 in their last 10 road games against a team with a losing home record. And 1-4 in Bassitt’s last five starts against a team with a losing record. Oakland is 3-8 in their last 11 games against Seattle.
I am not expecting a lot of scoring here so my free pick in this one is going to be under the total that is set at 7.0.