Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics - 9/27/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 9:10 PM (T-Mobile Park)

The Line: Seattle Mariners +180 / Oakland Athletics -222 -- Over/Under: 9.5

TV: NSCA, RTNW

The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Athletics have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Oakland Athletics have won six of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 186 hits and 91 RBI while Matt Chapman and Matt Olson have combined for 266 hits and 177 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 15-4 with a 3.91 ERA and 122 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 3-2 with a 6.15 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Mariners have scored one run in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Seattle Mariners have lost 10 of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Omar Narvaez leads the Mariners with 118 hits and 55 RBI while Mallex Smith and Domingo Santana have combined for 227 hits and 106 RBI. Justus Sheffield gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.81 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Sheffield’s first career game against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games, 8-2 in Fiers' last 10 road starts and 30-11 in Fiers' last 41 starts. The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 14-41 in their last 55 vs. American League West and 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games. The Athletics are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-0 in Fiers' last 4 starts vs. Mariners. The under is 4-1 in Mariners last 5 overall. The under is 6-2 in Fiers' last 8 road starts.

Fiers has allowed 21 hits and 16 runs in his last 15.2 innings, and he has a 5.24 ERA and .277 allowed batting average on the road. Sheffield has allowed 23 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 19.2 innings, and he has a 6.65 ERA and .315 allowed batting average at home. Fiers clearly isn't the same pitcher on the road that he is at home, but Sheffield hasn't been a good pitcher anywhere. The Oakland Athletics are also inching closer and closer to not only clinching a wild card berth but also hosting the game. Continue to give me the teams that have things to play for, and I'll once again lay the RL for added value. 

Randy’s Pick Oakland Athletics -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.