Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Matchup

Thursday's matchup between the Mariners and Athletics has a first pitch set for 3:37 PM ET from Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA. The Mariners are 35-28 this season, while the Athletics are 25-38. Seattle is currently first in the AL West, while the Athletics are fourth.

RSNW will be televising Thursday's game, and the money line odds have the Mariners as the favorite (-143). The over/under line is currently at 7.5 runs. Bryan Woo is starting for the Mariners, and he is facing off against JP Sears for the Athletics.

Seattle vs. Oakland Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Mariners at Athletics
  • Where: Oakland Coliseum Oakland
  • Date: Thursday, June 6th
  • Betting Odds SEA -143 | OAK +121 O/U 7.5

Mariners vs Athletics Last Game Recap

Oakland picked up a 2-1 win over the Mariners in the most recent game of this series. The A's offense only had five hits in the game but took advantage of their opportunities, scoring two runs in the 5th and picking up the game-winning run in the 9th. Heading into the game, they were at +140 on the money line.

Seattle wasted a good outing from Logan Gilbert, as he gave up just one run in seven innings of work for the Mariners. Joey Estes got the win for the A's out of the bullpen, going 6 1/3 innings and not giving up a run.

Zack Gelof was the difference for the A's, as he homered twice, scored three times, and finished with two RBIs. Julio Rodriguez hit the game's other home run for the Mariners, going 1/3.

Mariners Preview

Seattle has a 35-28 record and leads the AL West by 4.5 games over the Rangers. They have been great against other teams in the AL West, with a 13-5 record. The Mariners have won two straight series and have an overall series record of 10-7-2 this year.

On the run line, Seattle is 18-14 at home but just 13-18 on the road. Their games have averaged 7.3 runs per game this season, resulting in a 23-37 over/under record. When the total has been 7.5 runs, the under has hit in 6 of 18 games.

Bryan Woo will be making his third start of the season, and he comes into the game with a 1-0 record. He picked up a win in his first start against the Yankees, and then went 6 innings in his last outing vs. the Angels, but took a no-decision. In that game, he struck out 7 and allowed just 3 hits.

Seattle's offense is averaging just 3.7 runs per game this season, which is 28th in the league. They have been even worse at home, averaging only 3.6 runs per contest. The Mariners are also the league's worst team in terms of strikeouts, averaging nine per game. As a team, they are batting just .222 and have an on-base percentage of only .297.

Cal Raleigh has been a bright spot for the Mariners this season in terms of home runs, as his 11 homers are 9th in the league. However, he is batting only .205. Ty France has gone deep seven times this season and is batting .249. Julio Rodriguez is hitting .270 and has five homers.

Athletics Preview

When favored, the Athletics have a 6-2 record this season, but as underdogs, they are 19-36. They have covered the run line in 31 of 55 games, including 15 of 31 at home, and their average run differential is -1.0 runs per game. The A's are 4th in the AL West with a 25-38 record, 10 games behind the Mariners.

For the season, the A's over/under record is 28-33, with their games averaging 8.5 runs. Their three-game under streak has contributed to a 9-10 O/U record when the total is 7.5 runs. Oakland has dropped three straight series and has a 4-6 record in their last 10 games.

Oakland is sending JP Sears to the mound today vs. the Mariners, and he comes into the game with a record of 4-4 and an ERA of 4.01. Sears has made 12 starts this year and has a WHIP of 1.11. Opposing batters are hitting .225 this year off Sears, and he has turned in four quality starts. In his most recent outing, Sears gave up four earned runs in seven innings of work and took the loss. Before that, he had won two straight starts. Sears has given up a homer in three straight outings.

Over the past seven games, Miguel Andujar has been swinging a hot bat for the Athletics, going 10/29 (.345) with one home run and seven RBIs. Zack Gelof is also on a six-game hitting streak, and he has gone 7/27 with two homers in his last seven games. For the season, Brent Rooker and Shea Langeliers are tied for the team lead with 12 home runs, with Rooker's 39 RBIs being the best mark on the team and 10th in the league.

Overall, the Athletics are near the bottom of the league in runs per game at 3.7, and they are also one of the league's worst teams in terms of batting average and on-base percentage. However, they have been good at hitting the long ball and have the 7th best isolated power mark in the league.

Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction: Athletics ML +121

Our pick for today's Mariners vs. Athletics game is to take the Athletics on the money line at +121. We have the Athletics winning this one by a final score of 5-4. If you're looking for a parlay, you could also take the over, as the line is sitting at 7.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, JP Sears is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which is 13th among starters. As for Bryan Woo, he has a higher projected strikeout total at seven, which is fifth best among today's starters.

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