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Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Mariners (69-52) at Oakland Athletics (72-48)
Date & Time Wednesday August 15, 2018, 3:35 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Oakland Athletics -134 / Seattle Mariners +124 --- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
MLBN, RTNW
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MLB | Seattle Mariners (69-52) at Oakland Athletics (72-48)
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The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at the Oakland Coliseum. 

The Seattle Mariners could use a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The Mariners have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have lost nine of their last 13 games when allowing three or more runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 144 hits and 56 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 244 hits and 100 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 8-7 with a 4.11 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Leake is 1-1 with a 3.13 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look to keep the ball rolling after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Athletics have scored 18 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 15 of their last 16 games when scoring at least three runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 127 hits and 45 RBI while Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis have combined for 230 hits and 169 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.53 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 8-4 with a 1.96 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 7-2 in Leakes last 9 road starts and 12-5 in Leakes last 17 starts. The Athletics are 7-0 in their last 7 Wednesday games, 20-8 in their last 28 home games and 5-2 in Andersons last 7 starts. The Mariners are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Oakland, 14-5 in the last 19 meetings and the Athletics are 5-2 in Andersons last 7 starts vs. Mariners.

At this point betting against the Oakland Athletics probably isn't the best idea, as this team is simply on fire and has everything working for them. From the starting pitching to the offense to the bullpen to the defense. The Oakland Athletics are getting it done in all areas and the play seems to improve as they close ground on the Houston Astros for the AL West division. I'm riding these A's until the tickets stop cashing.

Pick:
Oakland Athletics -134

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