Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/12/14
Oakland Athletics (58-34) at Seattle Mariners (49-43)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Jesse Chavez (R) (7-5) (3.055) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (R) (7-4) (3.068)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -110 / Oakland Athletics +100 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CA, ROOT-NW, MLB N
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics play Saturday at Safeco Field.
The Athletics have won seven of their last nine games and are 23 games above a .500 record. Pitching continues to carry the way for the A’s, as they’ve allowed three or less runs in eight of their last nine games. Overall, the Athletics have an ERA of 3.08, which is second best in all of baseball. Offensively, Brandon Moss has 11 hits in his last 10 games and Jed Lowrie has a seven-game hitting streak. Jesse Chavez takes the hill, and he’s 7-with a 3.06 ERA and has 101 strikeouts in 109 innings. Chavez is 0-1 with a 1.99 ERA in 10 career games against the Mariners.
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The Mariners have lost five of their last eight games, but remain seven games above .500. The Mariners pitching is also doing what it can to lead the way, as they’ve allowed three or less runs in seven of their 10 games in the month of July. Overall, the Mariners have an ERA of 3.18, which is third in the majors. Offensively, Robinson Cano has 16 hits in his last 10 games and Michael Saunders has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. Starting is Hisashi Iwakuma, who is 7-4 with a 3.07 ERA and has 72 strikeouts in 88 innings. Iwakuma is 3-4 with a 4.35 ERA in seven career games against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 4-1 in Chavezs last 5 starts and 7-3 in Chavezs last 10 road starts. The Mariners are 4-1 in Iwakumas last 5 starts and 2-5 in Iwakumas last 7 home starts.
Any time you get the A's at even or plus money, take it. You're welcome.