The Oakland A’s and the Seattle Mariners meet in an AL West division matchup in MLB action from T-Mobile Park on Wednesday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
Seattle is listed as a -260 home favorite while Oakland is a +220 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 8.5 runs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Ken Waldichuk will start for Oakland and is 1-3 with a 6.85 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Bryce Miller will start for Seattle here and is 2-1 with a 1.42 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season.
Seattle’s 3-2 win over Oakland on Tuesday made it five straight wins for the Mariners in this head-to-head matchup.
Oakland is 16-36 in their last 52 division games and 14-40 in their last 54 road games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Seattle is 12-2 in their last 14 home games against a team with a left-handed starter and 7-3 in their last 10 division games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
I’m backing the Mariners -1.5 here. I’m just not in a spot to back the Oakland A’s as the A’s look like they could potentially set the MLB record for most losses in a season, they’re that bad, and it starts with the pitching staff. Ken Waldichuk’s still up there in terms of home runs allowed by a starter this year and I think Seattle could use that to rattle Waldichuk and take him out of the game. Give me the Mariners -1.5 in a beatdown from the hands of Seattle.