MLB Betting Preview: Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners – Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Oakland Coliseum; Oakland California
When: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:37 PM ET
The Oakland Athletics enter this game with a record of 54-41 and have won their last five games in a row and are coming off a 9-2 win in game one of the series on Tuesday.
The Seattle Mariners enter this game with a record of 39-59 and have lost heir last five games in a row and are coming off a game one loss in this series on Tuesday.
Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Seattle Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners got off to a hot start in the first month of the season but are now twenty games below .500 and are realistically eliminated from playoff contention. Seattle is 39-59 overall, 20-30 on the road and 23-44 as an underdog this season.
The Mariners will send Matt Carasiti to the mound for game two of the series. Carasiti is 0-1 on the season with a 6.14 ERA while striking out 9 over 7 1/3rd innings pitched.
Edwin Encarnacion and Daniel Vogelbach are tied for the team lead in home runs with 21 apiece. Domingo Santana leads the team in RBIs and runs with 64 RBIs and 54 runs.
Seattle is averaging 4.99 runs per game which ranks 13th in the MLB. The Mariners are allowing an average of 5.96 runs per game which ranks 29th in the MLB.
The Oakland Athletics are starting to get hot and are currently 5.5 games back of the Astros for 1st place in the AL West and are tied for the 2nd wild card spot in the AL. Oakland is 54-41 overall, 30-20 at home and 37-24 as a favorite this season.
The Athletics will send Homer Bailey to the mound for game two of the series. Bailey is 7-6 on the season with a 4.80 ERA while striking out 81 over 90 innings pitched. He is also 1-1 in his last two starts against the Mariners while allowing an average of 3.5 runs and striking out an average of 6.5 in those games.
Matt Chapman leads the team in home runs and RBIs with 21 home runs and 54 RBIs. Marcus Semien leads the team in runs with 63.
Oakland is averaging 5.14 runs per game which ranks 10th in the MLB. The Athletics are allowing an average of 4.28 runs per game which ranks 6th in the MLB.
Oakland Wins Game Two
The Athletics are the better team and shouldn’t have any problem beating the Mariners in this game. Oakland is 7-3 in their last ten matchups with Seattle while outscoring the Mariners by an average of 5.90 to 3.90 in those games.
The Athletics are 2-1 in their last three meetings with the Mariners while outscoring Seattle by an average of 6.33 to 4.00 in those contests. I look for those trends to continue with an Athletics win in game two of the series at home against the Mariners on Wednesday.