Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 6/4/2024

The Seattle Mariners (34-27) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (24-37) on Tuesday, June 4th. This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland and televised on NSPCA. The Mariners are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Athletics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Braves. First pitch is set for 8:40 CT.

Mariners vs Athletics

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Led by a big game by Luke Raley at the plate, the Mariners are coming off a 5-1 win over the Angels to close out their series. Raley went only 1/2, but his one hit was a home run, and he drove in two runs. The Mariners really broke things open with a four-run 8th inning. Looking at the betting lines going into the game, the Mariners were at -207 at home.

Luis Castillo started for the Athletics, going seven innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just three hits and struck out six. Castillo was efficient with his pitches, throwing only 86 pitches, and didn’t issue a walk.

Seattle is on a three-game winning streak, and they lead the AL West with an overall record of 34-27. The Mariners are 4.5 games ahead of the Rangers for the division lead. So far, they have been great against other teams in the AL West, putting together a record of 12-4.

At home, the Mariners have gone 21-11 this season. On the road, they are just under .500 at 13-16. Seattle has won two straight series, with both of those series wins coming as the road team. Their overall series record is 10-7-2 this year.

Seattle is 31-30 vs. the run line this season, with a 18-14 mark at home. The Mariners have a run differential of +0.1 runs per game this season. They are 13-16 vs. the run line on the road, where they have a run differential of -0.6 runs per game. Seattle has covered the run line in two straight games.

When the Mariners are on the road, they have an over/under record of 23-35, and their games have averaged 7.4 runs per game. Today’s over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, and when the line has been set at that number, their over/under record is 6-12. Overall, 44.3% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 7.5 runs.

George Kirby Gets The Start For The Mariners

Seattle is sending right-hander George Kirby to the mound today vs. the Athletics. He has made 12 starts this season and has a record of 4-5 with an ERA of 4.08. Kirby’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.02. In his 12 appearances, he has turned in six quality starts. Looking back at his last outing, Kirby finished with a no-decision vs. the Astros, going six innings and giving up one earned run on six hits. He pitched much better in that outing compared to his previous two, where he gave up five earned runs in each start. Kirby has lost three straight starts on the road.

Mariners Offense Breakdown

Over his last nine games, Julio Rodriguez has gone 13/35 with two homers and nine RBIs. For the season, he is batting .270 and is 3rd on the team with 23 RBIs. Ty France has gone 10/30 in his last nine games, including two homers and seven RBIs. France is 2nd on the Mariners with 24 RBIs and has seven homers so far this season.

Cal Raleigh comes into the game with a team-high 33 RBIs but is batting just .209 for the season. He has also struck out 64 times, which is the most on the team. As a team, the Mariners are batting just .222 and are 28th in the league in runs scored (3.8 per game).

The Athletics wrapped up their series vs. the Braves with a 3-1 loss on the road. Oakland was the +213 underdog going into this matchup. Things started off well for the Athletics, as they got on the board with a run in the 1st inning but gave up the lead right away as the Braves scored one run in the bottom of the first.

Oakland started Luis Medina, and he took the loss, going 5 2/3 innings, and didn’t give up a run. Zack Gelof had only one hit, but it was a home run, and the Athletics’ offense scored their only run in the 1st inning.

Oakland will open their series vs. the Mariners with a record of 24-37, putting them 4th in the AL West. Currently, they trail the Mariners by 10 games in the division. So far, they have really struggled against other AL West teams, going 5-12 this year.

The Athletics have really struggled as the underdog this year, going 18-35, compared to 6-2 as the favorite. At home, the Athletics are 13-16 and 11-21 on the road. Oakland lost the final two games of their series vs. the Braves and are just 4-6 over their last 10 games. So far this year, they have an overall series record of 7-11-1.

When the Athletics win, they do so by an average of 3.1 runs per game, but when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.7 runs per game. Their overall run line record is 29-32, and they are 13-16 at home. As the underdog, they are 27-26 vs. the run line, but as the favorite, they are just 2-6.

When the Oakland Athletics play at home, the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs. Their games have averaged 8.6 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 28-31. The average over/under line for their games is 8 runs, and when the line is set at 7.5 runs, their over/under record is 9-10. So far this season, 63.9% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs.

Mitch Spence Gets The Start For The Athletics

Mitch Spence has made three starts and 14 appearances for the Athletics this season. He is coming off a start in which he didn’t allow a run. Against the Rays on May 28th, Spence went 5 1/3 innings, picking up the win in the outing. Looking at his overall numbers, Spence has a record of 4-2 and an ERA of 3.52. Opposing batters are hitting .216 off Spence this season. Per nine innings, he has 7.98 strikeouts and 2.82 walks. Spence has given up a total of three homers this year.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Athletics are averaging just 3.8 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league. However, they have been better at home, averaging 4.5 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .223, but they are 4th in the league in home runs and have the 5th best Isolated Power figure in the league.

Shea Langeliers and Brent Rooker are tied for the team lead with 12 homers apiece, with Rooker’s 39 RBIs leading the club. Rooker is also batting .280 for the season. JJ Bleday has gone deep eight times this season, which is 2nd on the team and 12th in the league. However, he is batting just .244 and has gone 9/38 over his last 10 games.

Mariners vs Athletics Prediction

With the Athletics being the underdog at +136, we see them as a great value pick to win this one straight up. Our predicted final score is 5-4 in favor of the Athletics, giving you a couple of different ways to bet this one.

Another option would be to take the over/under, and with the line sitting at 7.5 runs, we would actually take the over. However, we see the best value being with a money line pick on the Athletics.

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