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Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics - 7/6/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners
Date & Time Saturday July 6, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
T-Mobile Park
Seattle, Washington
The Line
The Line: Oakland Athletics -147 / Seattle Mariners +125 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
NSCA, RTNW
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The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.

The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Athletics have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 15 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 97 hits and 46 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 167 hits and 96 RBI. Chris Bassitt gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 3.80 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Bassitt is 0-3 with a 3.60 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have lost 31 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 98 hits and 63 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Mallex Smith have combined for 136 hits and 54 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 9-7 with a 4.39 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 3-1 with a 3.34 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 17-5 in their last 22 road games, 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Bassitts last 5 road starts. The Mariners are 5-14 in their last 19 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in Gonzales' last 5 home starts and 4-1 in Gonzales' last 5 starts. The Athletics are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in Seattle and 1-4 in Bassitts last 5 starts vs. Mariners. The over is 5-1 in Gonzales' last 6 home starts. The over is 4-0 in Bassitts last 4 starts overall.

Bassitt has allowed three or less earned runs in his last six starts, and he's been his best on the road where he has a 3.52 ERA and .203 allowed batting average through 38.1 innings. Gonzales has allowed 38 hits and 20 earned runs in his last 34 innings, and he has a six ERA and .303 allowed batting average at home this season. Throw in the current form of these two teams, and I have to side with the A's. The Mariners are back to piling up the losses in a big way, while Oakland is consistently winning and making a strong playoff push. 

Pick:
Oakland Athletics -147

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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