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Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 5-12-24 Picks

Oakland Athletics (18-22) vs. Seattle Mariners (21-18)
May 12, 2024 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Mariners -256 / Oakland Athletics +210; Over/Under: +7.5
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The Oakland A’s and the Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action from the Oakland Coliseum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s an Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Oakland A’s will send out Alex Wood here, and Wood is 1-2 with a 5.30 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be Wood’s second career start against Seattle. The Mariners will trot out Luis Castillo for the start here, and Castillo is 3-5 with a 3.35 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against Oakland, Castillo is 3-2 with a 3.45 ERA and 33 strikeouts.

Oakland A’s Recap

The Oakland A’s came out ahead in Saturday’s matchup, knocking off the Mariners by a final score of 8-1. The win for the A’s evened the set-up at one win apiece, and a win here would give the A’s a nice bounce-back series win after dropping three of four against the Rangers to start the week.

A’s Providing Solid Numbers At The Plate

Entering Saturday’s matchup, Brent Rooker leads the A’s with 9 home runs and 24 RBIs this season while Abraham Toro has a team-high 37 hits and 15 RBIs while JJ Bleday has a team-high 10 doubles, 32 hits and 15 RBIs and Toro has a .289 batting average. Rooker also has the unfortunate title of leading strikeout bat with 37 K’s at the dish this season. Shea Langeliers has also chipped in 9 home runs and 24 RBIs.

Why the Oakland Athletics will win

The Mariners have lost four of their last five games as favorites.
The underdogs have won six of the Mariners’ last eight games.
The Mariners have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight Sunday games as home favorites.
The road team has covered the run line in six of the last seven games between the Athletics and Mariners.
The Mariners have trailed after 5 innings in four of their last five games as home favorites against American League opponents.

Seattle Mariners Recap

The Seattle Mariners will look to rebound after their loss to the A’s on Saturday, trying to avoid another series loss after dropping three of four against the Twins to start the week.

Mariners Slugging At The Dish Right Now

Julio Rodriguez leads the Mariners with 39 hits including a .253 batting average and also has 4 doubles. Cal Raleigh has a team-high 9 home runs along with 22 RBIs while Jorge Polanco has 5 home runs with 13 RBIs and a team-high 50 strikeouts. Mitch Haniger also has 5 home runs and 20 RBIs while Rodriguez has a team-high 9 stolen bases as well this season.

Why the Seattle Mariners will win

The Mariners have won each of their last eight home games against AL West opponents following a home loss.
The Athletics have lost nine of their last 10 day games against American League opponents following a road win.
The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five road games against AL West opponents following a win.
The Mariners have covered the run line in four of their last five games against the Athletics following a loss.

Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

I’m on the A’s here. I know Castillo’s been pitching well in recent starts, and sometimes it feels foolish to go against him. However, this is a crazy price considering that the A’s have actually put up some decent numbers against right-handed pitching in recent weeks. The Mariners have had some issues as well, and I just think this is a great spot to take to get more than two times our money coming back with the underdog. Give me the A’s here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Oakland +210

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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