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Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners - 9/26/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners (76-81) at Oakland Athletics (72-84)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:05 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

J Paxton (12-5) (3.03) vs. Daniel Mengden (2-1) (3.30)

The Line: Oakland Athletics +110 / Seattle Mariners -120 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: NSCA, RTNW

The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics meet Tuesday in MLB action at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.

The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads the Mariners with 161 hits and 94 RBI while Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura have combined for 308 hits and 160 RBI. James Paxton gets the ball, and he is 12-5 with a 3.03 ERA and 142 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 3-0 with a 3.77 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics. 

Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners - 9/26/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning 14 of their last 18 games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 11 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jed Lowrie leads the A’s with 151 hits and 67 RBI while Ryon Healy and Khris Davis have combined for 281 hits and 181 RBI. Daniel Mengden gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.30 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Mengden’s second career game against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in Paxtons last 5 road starts and 7-3 in Paxtons last 10 starts. The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 3-7 in Mengdens last 10 home starts and 4-0 in Mengdens last 4 starts. The Mariners are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Oakland, 4-1 in Paxtons last 5 starts vs. Athletics and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.

Paxton has allowed no more than three runs in each of his last 10 starts, but his ERA does approach nearly four on the road and he is allowing a .265 batting average in 49 career at bats against these A's. Mengden hasn't allowed a run in his last 16 innings and the A's have won four straight games with him on the mound. Add the fact the Oakland Athletics have been one of the hotter teams this month despite not playing for much, and you have to see value here with the plus money.

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