Oakland Athletics (32-25) vs. Seattle Mariners (28-28)
June 2, 2021 10:10 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Mariners +130 / Oakland Athletics -140; Over/Under: +8
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The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park. The A’s are looking for a win after splitting their last eight games. Oakland has scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. They have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Mark Canha leads the Athletics with 50 hits and 16 RBI, while Matt Olson and Ramon Laureano have combined for 95 hits and 58 RBI. Sean Manaea is the starting pitcher, and he is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Manaea is 6-5 with a 3.84 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners are have won seven of their last nine games. The Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. They have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Mitch Haniger leads the Mariners with 55 hits and 36 RBI, and JP Crawford and Kyle Seager have combined for 93 hits and 49 RBI. Chris Flexen is the starting pitcher for the Mariners, and he is 5-2 with a 4.34 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Flexen’s first career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 39-19 in their last 58 Wednesday games. The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 0-5 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The under is 4-1 in Athletics last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Mariners last 5 overall. The Athletics are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
The Oakland Athletics are the better team here and they have the pitching edge in this matchup with Manaea. But it’s the Mariners who continue to find ways to win and get no respect from oddsmakers. While I’m not sure how long the Mariners will continue to play winning or even .500 baseball, they continue to provide value with these prices. I’ll keep backing the M’s until they cool off.