Athletics vs. Mariners - 8/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (60-54) at Oakland Athletics (52-64)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 9:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
H Iwakuma (13-7) (3.79) vs. K Graveman (8-7) (4.29)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +122 / Seattle Mariners -132 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Seattle Mariners haven’t lost two straight games since July 31-August 1. The Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 13 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 136 hits, Kyle Seager has 73 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 28 home runs. Hisashi Iwakuma gets the nod, and he’s 13-7 with a 3.79 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 7-5 with a 3.83 ERA and 65 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Athletics have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 11 games. The Oakland Athletics offense has also been on and off lately, and they’ve split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Khris Davis leads Oakland with 101 hits, Marcus Semien has 54 RBI and Danny Valencia has 14 home runs. Kendall Graveman takes the hill, and he’s 8-7 with a 4.29 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. Graveman is 1-1 with a 3.05 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 7-1 in Iwakumas last 8 starts. The Athletics are 4-9 in their last 13 games on grass and 9-2 in Gravemans last 11 starts. The Mariners are 5-2 in Iwakumas last 7 starts vs. Athletics.
The Mariners are still fighting for a possible playoff spot and haven't lost back-to-back games in nearly two weeks. Graveman also has been great this season and has allowed seven runs in his last 11 innings. Give me the Mariners and the fair price.