Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 3, 2023

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Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 3, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Seattle Mariners will take the field against the Oakland Athletics (6-24) on Wednesday. The game begins at 9:40 PM ET on NBCS-CA, with the Mariners listed as -222 favorites on the moneyline.

Logan Gilbert starts for Seattle while JP Sears is Oakland’s starter for the contest.

Mariners vs. Athletics Odds

  • Mariners odds to win: -222
  • Athletics odds to win: +183
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Mariners vs. Athletics?

Mariners and Athletics Betting Trends

The Mariners have been the moneyline favorite 18 total times this season. They’ve finished 9-9 in those games.

Seattle has played as moneyline favorites of -222 or shorter in only two games this season, which it won both.

This season, the Athletics have been the underdog 30 times and won six, or 20%, of those games.

Oakland is 1-9 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +183 or more on the moneyline.

In the 29 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Mariners, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 14 times (14-13-2).

Games involving the Athletics have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 19 of 30 chances this season.

Mariners Stats & Insights

The Mariners are the 21st-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.2 runs per game (122 total).

Seattle is 19th in MLB with 32 total home runs.

The Mariners’ .214 batting average ranks last in the majors.

Seattle’s hitters strike out 9.9 times per game, the 27th-most in the majors.

The 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Mariners pitching staff ranks 11th in the majors.

Seattle’s 3.56 team ERA ranks seventh across all MLB pitching staffs.

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics have scored 114 runs (3.8 per game) this season, which ranks 25th in MLB.

Oakland’s 33 home runs rank 16th in Major League Baseball.

The Athletics have a team batting average of just .224 this season, which ranks 27th among MLB teams.

Oakland is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 26th with an average of 9.6 strikeouts per game.

The Athletics strike out just 7.6 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Oakland has pitched to a 7.53 ERA this season, which ranks 30th in baseball.

Mariners Key Players to Watch

Gilbert gets the start for the Mariners, his sixth of the season. He is 1-1 with a 4.23 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings pitched.

Jarred Kelenic leads Seattle in homers with seven while also maintaining a team-best .309 batting average.

Ty France has 25 hits and an OBP of .336 to go with a slugging percentage of .352 this season.

Julio Rodriguez has 27 hits this season and a slash line of .239/.301/.442.

Cal Raleigh leads Seattle in runs batted in (18) this season. He’s batting .227 while slugging .477.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics will send Sears (0-2) to the mound for his sixth start this season.

Brent Rooker paces the Athletics in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (22).

Esteury Ruiz has a club-leading .255 batting average.

Shea Langeliers is hitting .217 with two doubles, a triple, six home runs and seven walks.

Jesus Aguilar is hitting .270 with two doubles, five home runs and six walks.

Mariners and Athletics Injuries

Mariners: Dylan Moore: 10 Day IL (Olique), Andres Munoz: 15 Day IL (Deltoid), Robbie Ray: 15 Day IL (Flexor), Easton McGee: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor)

Athletics: Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Aledmys Díaz: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Trevor May: 15 Day IL (Personal), Adrian Martinez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Mariners 6, Athletics 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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