Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Baseball Betting Preview
Posted by: Mike Davis
The year’s MLB baseball betting action continues this evening with an enticing Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners contest. The Athletics are 4-4 in their last 8 matchups and are looking for more consistent results moving forward. The Mariners on the other hand, have lost the last 4 in a row and are hopeful that tonight’s home field advantage can help them snap that streak. So what kind of turnout can MLB sports betting fans expect this Monday night?
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners – Monday, May 13th
When: 10:10 pm ET
Where: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
MLB Baseball Betting Odds:
The Athletics step into this evening’s contest sporting a 19-23 record that ranks them 4th overall in the AL West. At the present time the Houston Astros lead the division with a 26-15 record, giving them a 7 ½ game lead over Oakland. With this in mind, it’s clear that Oakland is starting to fall pretty far behind in the divisional race. And if they don’t fix their losing record in the coming days, they’ll continue to plummet down the AL West ladder.
So what chance does Oakland have of going out in Seattle and defeating the Mariners? By the looks of it, tonight’s MLB baseball betting odds are pegging Oakland as the underdog. This is somewhat surprising, given the fact that Seattle is also is a slump themselves. But to help prove the odds-makers wrong, Oakland will be3 sending Mike Fiers to the mound this Monday night. Fiers is 3-3 this season and enters with a 5.448 ERA as well as a 1.24 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Stephen Piscotty (5 HR, 19 RBI, .245 BA), Marcus Semien (4 HR, 18 RBI, .278 BA), and Matt Chapman (10 HR, 24 RBI, .280 BA).
The Mariners swim into this Monday night contest flashing a 20-23 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the AL West. As aforementioned, the Astros currently lead the division. Additionally, they have a 7-game lead over Seattle. While the Mariners won’t be able to bridge that gap with a win at home tonight, they’ll be able to keep the Athletics from usurping them in the AL West rankings. Right now Oakland is but a ½ game behind Seattle. So with a win on the road, the Athletics can certainly take that No. 3 spot from Seattle. To ensure this doesn’t happen tonight, the Mariners will be starting Yusei Kikuchi. So far this season, Kikuchi has amassed a 2-1 record, 3.54 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Domingo Santana (8 HR, 36 RBI, .280 BA), Mitch Haniger (9 HR, 21 RBI, .229 BA), and Ryon Healy (6 HR, 24 RBI, .236 BA).
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Predictions
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. Both sides have been struggling greatly this season. However, Oakland does bring some momentum into this matchup, making them the better pick tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 4-3 Oakland.