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Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics - 5/2/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (14-15) at Seattle Mariners (17-11)
Date & Time Wednesday May 2, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Seattle Mariners -180 / Oakland Athletics +170 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | Oakland Athletics (14-15) at Seattle Mariners (17-11)
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The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at Safeco Field.

The Oakland Athletics could use a victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Athletics have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Oakland Athletics have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Jed Lowrie leads the Athletics with 40 hits and 28 RBI while Marcus Semien and Matt Chapman have combined for 62 hits and 28 RBI. Sean Manaea gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 1.03 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Manaea is 4-3 with a 3.88 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Seattle Mariners have won 14 of their last 17 games when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads the Mariners with 39 hits and eight RBI while Jean Segura and Robinson Cano have combined for 64 hits and 37 RBI. James Paxton gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 5.12 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 3-0 with a 3.96 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 7-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games, 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 9-4 in their last 13 overall. The Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 5-0 in Paxtons last 5 Wednesday starts and 4-0 in Paxtons last 4 starts. The Athletics are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle, 2-10 in the last 12 meetings and the Mariners are 5-1 in Paxtons last 6 starts vs. Athletics.

The Seattle Mariners have been a scoring machine as of late, producing at least four runs in each of their last six games. Paxton has allowed 18 runs in 31.2 innings this season and has given up five long balls. With both of these offenses capable of quick strikes, this total seems a bit low. I'm not trying to get behind the Mariners and the high price, so I'll be on the over in this game. 

Over 8

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