Athletics vs. Mariners - 5/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (14-11) at Oakland Athletics (13-14)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
H Iwakuma (0-3) (4.65) vs. S Gray (3-2) (3.81)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -126 / Seattle Mariners +116 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics meet Tuesday night for game two of their series.
The Seattle Mariners hope to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Mariners are relying on a pitching staff that’s allowed seven games in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Seattle Mariners have won seven straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 26 hits, Nelson Cruz has 14 RBI and Seth Smith has four home runs. Hisashi Iwakuma gets the nod, and he’s 0-3 with a 4.65 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 5-5 with a 4.09 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Athletics have allowed six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Oakland Athletics don’t have the offense to make up such big deficits, and they’ve lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jed Lowrie leads Oakland with 28 hits, Josh Reddick has 12 RBI and Khris Davis has five home runs. Sonny Gray takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.81 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Gray is 4-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in Iwakumas last 7 starts. The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Grays last 5 home starts. The over is 4-0 in Grays last 4 home starts vs. Mariners.
Both teams are heading in different directions, but it's tough to bet against Gray at home. Gray is still one of the better pitchers in the game, and Iwakuma has given us no reason this season to back. I like the A's at home for the much needed victory.