The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners meet Thursday in MLB action atT-Mobile Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Oakland Athletics Betting Preview
The Oakland Athletics have scored 5 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 7 straight games. The Athletics have lost 32 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Esteury Ruiz leads the Athletics with 56 hits and 22 RBI, while Brent Rooker and Shea Langeliers have combined for 72 hits and 53 RBI. JP Sears gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 4.99 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Sears is 2-0 with a 0.41 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
Seattle Mariners Betting Preview
The Seattle Mariners have scored 20 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 12 games. The Mariners have won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jarred Kelenic leads the Mariners with 50 hits and 25 RBI, while Ty France and Teoscar Hernandez have combined for 93 hits and 46 RBI. Logan Gilbert gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.81 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Gilbert is 1-0 with a 3.53 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 14-41 in their last 55 road games and 11-40 in their last 51 overall. The Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 10-3 in their last 13 Thursday games. The under is 5-1 in Athletics last 6 overall. The under is 5-1 in Mariners last 6 home games. The Athletics are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 8-28 in the last 36 meetings.
As Ive said time and time again this year, I'm not in the business of backing the Oakland Athletics, a team that's losing at a record clip and can't string together offense. The Seattle Mariners have been on a roll lately, their offense is hot, and Logan Gilbert continues to settle in as a young pitcher. No reason the M's shouldn't win this game, and I'll take the RL to shave the price.