MLB Picks: Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics 9/27/20
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Seattle Mariners (26-32) at Oakland Athletics (35-23)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 3:10 pm (Ring Central Coliseum)
Marco Gonzales (7-2) (3.06) vs. Frankie Montas (3-5) (6.32)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -142 / Seattle Mariners +131 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics meet Sunday in MLB action from O.co Coliseum.
This will be the fourth installment of a four-game weekend series between these teams. The A’s took Friday’s game 3-1. In the Saturday doubleheader, Seattle won both games, 5-1 and 12-3. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Mariners had a great outing on Saturday in both games. During the second matchup, Seattle recorded 12 runs on 12 hits. Evan White led the way on three hits, a homer, two RBI and two runs.
In the Sunday starting pitcher role, the Mariners will go with Marco Gonzales. In his 10 starts this year, Gonzales is 7-2 with a 3.06 ERA and 59 Ks in 64.2 innings. In his MLB career, Gonzales is 41-27 with a 4.10 ERA and 415 Ks in 511.2 innings.
Over on the A’s side, they had nine hits in the Saturday loss, with three of them coming from Robbie Grossman who also collected two homers. Starting pitcher Paul Blackburn went 2.1 innings with five hits, seven earned, two walks and two Ks.
For the Sunday starter slot, the Athletics are going with Frankie Montas. Over 10 starts this year, Montas is 3-5 with a 6.32 ERA and 47 Ks in 47.0 innings. Across his MLB career, Montas is 18-14 with a 4.31 ERA and 249 Ks in 255.0 innings.
The Mariners are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games and 32-65 in their last 97 road games. Seattle is 27-75 in their last 102 games versus a team with a winning record and the over is 13-5 in their last 18 during game four of a series.
Meanwhile, the A’s are 21-7 in their last 28 during game four of a series and 47-18 in their last 65 home games. Oakland is 65-29 in their last 94 games as a favorite and the over is 5-1 in their last six Sunday games.
Pick: The Mariners look good to me here. Gonzales has been great all year and posted eight scoreless frames in his last outing. As for Montas, he’s run into trouble over his last six starts, posting an ugly 10.88 ERA. This is probably a good spot for Seattle to end the season on a high note, and they don't seem like a bad idea for a value pick play.