Mariners vs. Athletics - 5/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (20-27) at Seattle Mariners (27-18)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
() () vs. H Iwakuma (2-4) (4.39)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -172 / Oakland Athletics +162 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners play a rubber game late Wednesday night.
The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Athletics have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.66 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Josh Reddick leads Oakland with 47 hits, Khris Davis has 30 RBI and Marcus Semien has 10 home runs. Zach Neal gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Neal’s first career game against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Seattle Mariners offense is heating up, and they’ve won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 54 hits, Nelson Cruz has 30 RBI and Kyle Seager has eight home runs. Hisashi Iwakuma takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 4.39 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 6-5 with a 3.82 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 5-12 in their last 17 Wednesday games and 2-7 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series. The Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Iwakumas last 4 home starts. The Athletics are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The Mariners are hitting the hell out of the ball lately, while the A's can't get much of anything going during this current slump they're in. Not sure a pitcher making his first career start is going to help Oakland. Give me Seattle at home.