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Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Prediction 6-4-24 Picks

Seattle Mariners (34-27) vs. Oakland Athletics (24-37)
June 4, 2024 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Oakland Athletics +135 / Seattle Mariners -155; Over/Under: +7.5
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In this article we will formulate an Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners prediction for this MLB game on Tuesday, June 4th at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. Let’s take a look at the prediction for game one in the series. 

Oakland Trying to Stay Out Of Last Place

The Oakland Athletics are 24-37 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Oakland is coming off of a series loss against the Braves, where they lost two out of three games, but did score 11 runs in the game two win. Prior to that series, the Athletics lost two out of three against the Rays, lost two out of three against the Astros, and won two out of three against the Rockies. Oakland started the season playing pretty well, but they are just 5-15 in their last 20 games and they are fourth in the AL West, just a couple of games up on the Angels. 

The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.28 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 231 runs with a .223 batting average and a .296 on base percentage. Brent Rooker is batting .280 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. Oakland is 23rd in team ERA this year and they have allowed at least four runs in 13 of their last 16 games. 

Mariners are Pulling Away in the AL West 

The Seattle Mariners are 34-27 this year and they have won seven of their last eight games. Seattle is coming off of a series win against the Angels, where they won all three games by scores of 5-1, 9-0, and 5-4. Prior to that series, the Mariners won three out of four against the Astros, lost two out of three against the Nationals, and split a four game series with the Yankees. Seattle is 13-8 in their last 21 games and they have a 4.5 game lead in the AL West over Texas. 

The Seattle pitching staff has a 3.47 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, and a .217 opponent batting average. The Mariners offense has scored 230 runs with a .222 batting average and a .298 on base percentage. Julio Rodriguez is batting .270 with four home runs and 23 RBI’s for the Mariners this season. Seattle is sixth in team ERA this year and they have allowed three runs or fewer in six of their last nine games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Oakland is Mitch Spence, who is 4-2 with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 38.1 innings pitched this season. Spence has allowed three earned runs and 11 hits in his last three starts (15.0 IP) against the Rays, Rockies, and Royals. The projected starting pitcher for Seattle is George Kirby, who is 4-5 with a 4.08 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 68.1 innings pitched this year. Kirby has allowed at least four earned runs in three of his last five outings, but only allowed one earned run over six innings against the Astros last time out. 

Why the Oakland Athletics will win

The Mariners have lost four of their last five games as road favorites.
The Athletics have won each of their last four games at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum following a loss.
The Mariners have failed to cover the run line in five of their last six games as road favorites.
The Athletics have covered the run line in four of their last five games against American League opponents.

Why the Seattle Mariners will win

The Athletics have lost each of their last eight games against American League opponents following a road loss.
The Mariners have won each of their last seven games at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
The Mariners have covered the run line in seven of their last eight road games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six night games following a road loss.
The Athletics have lost the first inning in each of their last four games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
The Mariners have led after 3 innings in each of their last six road games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
The Mariners have led after 5 innings in each of their last seven road games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.

Total Runs Facts

Each of the Mariners’ last five games as favorites against the Athletics have gone OVER the total runs line.
Six of the Athletics’ last seven games as underdogs against the Mariners have gone OVER the total runs line.
The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Mariners’ last six games at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the last six night games between the Mariners and Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Prediction

These two teams come into this series trending in opposite directions, as Seattle is starting to pull away in the AL West. The Mariners are just 13-16 on the road this season, but they are playing some of their best baseball of the season. Oakland is 13-16 at home and they have really struggled over the last month. Seattle is going with Kirby on the mound, who has really not pitched very well in his last five starts. Oakland is going with Spence, who has only made a few starts so far this year. I know both offenses have not scored many runs this season, but with this pitching matchup, my Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners prediction is for this game to go over the total. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Over 7.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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