Mariners vs. Athletics - 5/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (19-26) at Seattle Mariners (26-17)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
R Hill (6-3) (2.54) vs. T Walker (2-3) (2.95)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -124 / Oakland Athletics +114 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series late Monday night.
The Oakland Athletics need a win here after losing their last four games. The Athletics have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.76 and have lost 13 of their last 16 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Josh Reddick leads Oakland with 47 hits, Khris Davis has 29 RBI and Marcus Semien has 10 home runs. Rich Hill gets the nod, and he’s 6-3 with a 2.54 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Hill is 3-0 with a 1.78 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Mariners have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has been on fire recently, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 51 hits, Nelson Cruz has 29 RBI and Kyle Seager has eight home runs. Taijuan Walker takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 2.95 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Walker is 0-1 with a 6.45 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 5-1 in Hills last 6 starts. The Mariners are 8-1 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 18-8 in Walkers last 26 starts. The Athletics are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Seattle.
The A's are back in one of those funks, while the Mariners are hot and tearing the cover off the baseball. While Hill has been solid this season, the Mariners are in good form right now and should be the pick on their home field.