Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Prediction 5/10/2024

The Oakland Athletics (18-21) travel to face off against the Seattle Mariners (20-18) on Friday, May 10th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Park in Seattle and televised on NSPCA. Both the Athletics and Mariners are looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

Athletics vs Mariners

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The Athletics will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Rangers with a 12-11 loss. Oakland was the +118 underdog at home going into this matchup. Things looked good for the Athletics early on, as they got on the board with two runs in the 2nd inning and added another two runs in the 3rd.

Oakland started Osvaldo Bido, and he took the loss, going only 2 2/3 innings, and giving up four earned runs on three homers. The Athletics’s offense scored 11 runs on 14 hits but only had two home runs. Shea Langeliers went 2/5 with a homer and three RBIs.

Heading into today’s road matchup vs. the Mariners, the Athletics are 18-21 overall, putting them 4.0 games behind the Rangers for the AL West lead. So far, they are 3-4 in divisional games. The Athletics lost three of four games to the Rangers in their most recent series.

At home, the Athletics are 10-13 this year while going 8-8 on the road. As the underdog, the Athletics have gone 14-20 this year, including 8-8 as the road underdog. Oakland has an overall series record of 6-5-1 this year.

When the Oakland Athletics are the underdog, they are a solid bet to cover the run line, as they are 20-14 on the season. They have covered the run line in two straight games as the underdog, and their average run margin in winning games is +3.2 runs per game.

The Oakland Athletics have had a combined run average of 8.6 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 18-20. Their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs per game, but when the line is set at 7.5 runs, they have gone 4-9 to the under. Overall, 59% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 7.5 runs, and their last three games have gone over the total.

Paul Blackburn Gets The Start For The Athletics

Paul Blackburn gets the start for the Athletics today as he faces the Mariners on the road. So far this season, he has made seven starts and has a record of 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA. Blackburn’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.02. In his 42 innings of work, he has turned in four quality starts and is averaging 6.64 strikeouts per nine innings. The right-hander most recently faced the Marlins, where he picked up the win, going seven innings and giving up just one earned run. Before that, he had given up at least four earned runs in three straight outings.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the Athletics are 22nd in the league in runs scored, averaging 3.9 runs per game. However, they have been a better offensive team at home, averaging 4.5 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .221, which is 20th in the league, and their on-base percentage of .299 is also near the bottom of the league.

Abraham Toro and Brent Rooker come into the game as two of the league’s top home run hitters, with 3 and 9 homers, respectively. Rooker is also 11th in the league with 24 RBIs. Over his last seven games, Rooker is 12/26 with four homers and 11 RBIs. JJ Bleday and Tyler Nevin have also gone deep four times this season.

Seattle closed out their series vs. the Twins with a tough 11-1 loss. Heading into the game, the Mariners were the slight favorite at -106 on the money line. Things really got away from the Mariners in the 1st inning, as the Twins scored five runs in the inning. Seattle’s offense scored their only run in the 2nd.

Logan Gilbert got the start for the Mariners and took the loss. He only lasted four innings, giving up eight earned runs. Offensively, the Mariners had six hits but only scored one run. Luke Raley scored the run and went 2/4.

Seattle’s overall record is 20-18 heading into today’s matchup vs. the Athletics, and they are 2nd in the AL West, 1.5 games behind the Rangers. The Mariners lost the final two games of their series vs. the Twins, and they are 5-5 over their last 10 games.

At home, the Mariners are 11-8 this season compared to 9-10 on the road. So far, they have been good as the favorite, going 11-9, and they are 7-6 as the favorite at home. Seattle will be looking to snap their two-game losing streak today, and they have dropped two straight as the favorite.

Seattle has a run line record of 18-20 on the season, including a 9-10 mark at home. The Mariners’ average run margin is +0.1 runs per game, and they have covered the run line in three straight games as the underdog. When favored, Seattle is just 8-12 against the run line.

The Mariners have been trending towards the over in recent games, with their last three games all going over the total. Their games have averaged 7.3 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 11-25. When the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, their record is 4-8. Overall, 47.4% of their games have had over/under lines higher than 7.5 runs this season.

Bryan Woo Gets The Start For The Mariners

Coming off a season in which he went 4-5, Bryan Woo will be making his 19th appearance of the season against the Oakland Athletics. Last year, Woo faced the Athletics twice and went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00. For the season, Woo’s ERA was 4.21, and he finished the year with four quality starts. In terms of his strikeout-to-walk ratio, Woo averaged 3.0 strikeouts per walk and 9.55 strikeouts per nine innings. Overall, Woo allowed 13 home runs and had a batting average against of .222.

Mariners Offense Breakdown

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Cal Raleigh has been struggling at the plate for the Mariners, hitting just .174 over his last seven games, but he does have three home runs in that stretch. For the season, he is batting just .209. Julio Rodriguez is batting .262 for the season and has one homer. Mitch Haniger and Jorge Polanco are tied for 2nd on the team with five homers, but both are batting under .215.

As a team, the Mariners are averaging just 3.7 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league. They are also near the bottom of the league in strikeouts and on-base percentage. Currently, they are 8th in home runs, but are batting just .222 as a team.

Athletics vs Mariners Prediction

With the Mariners and Athletics playing in a game that we have finishing 6-5 in favor of the Mariners, we like the Mariners to pick up the win and would recommend taking them on the money line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Paul Blackburn finishing with just four strikeouts, which is the fourth lowest among all starters today. We also have Blackburn finishing with a 16th worst ERA among all starters.

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