Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, May 4, 2023

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Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, May 4, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Seattle Mariners (14-16), led by A.J. Pollock on a two-game home run streak, are -248 favorites on the moneyline to defeat the Oakland Athletics (6-25). First pitch is set for 3:37 PM ET Thursday, live from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and airing on NBCS-CA.

George Kirby will get the ball for Seattle while Oakland will counter with Drew Rucinski.

Mariners vs. Athletics Odds

  • Mariners odds to win: -248
  • Athletics odds to win: +203
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023
  • Time: 3:37 PM ET

Who Will Win Mariners vs. Athletics?

Mariners and Athletics Betting Trends

The Mariners have been the moneyline favorite 19 total times this season. They’ve finished 10-9 in those games.

Seattle has played as moneyline favorites of -248 or shorter in only one game this season, which it won.

This season, the Athletics have been the underdog 31 times and won six, or 19.4%, of those games.

This season, Oakland has been at least a +203 underdog on the moneyline seven times, losing each of those contests.

In the 30 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Mariners, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 15 times (15-13-2).

So far this season, the Athletics and their opponents have hit the over in 20 of their 31 games with a total.

Mariners Stats & Insights

The Mariners have the No. 20 offense in baseball scoring 4.3 runs per game (129 total runs).

Seattle is 16th in MLB with 34 total home runs.

The Mariners are last in the majors with a .217 batting average.

Seattle’s hitters strike out 9.9 times per game, the 26th-most in baseball.

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

Seattle has the fifth-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.49).

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics have scored 116 runs (3.7 per game) this season, which ranks 25th in MLB.

Oakland ranks 19th in Major League Baseball with 33 home runs.

The Athletics have a team batting average of just .223 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.

Oakland ranks 26th in strikeouts per game (9.6) among MLB offenses.

The Athletics average just 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in the league.

Oakland pitchers have a combined ERA of 7.45 ERA this year, which ranks 30th in MLB.

Mariners Key Players to Watch

The Mariners will send Kirby (2-2) to the mound for his sixth start of the season. He is 2-2 with a 2.93 ERA and 24 strikeouts through 30 2/3 innings pitched.

Jarred Kelenic leads Seattle in batting average (.309) and home runs (seven) this season, while also chipping in with 15 RBI.

Ty France is batting .236 with an OBP of .331 and a slugging percentage of .345 this season.

Julio Rodriguez has collected 27 base hits, an OBP of .297 and a slugging percentage of .427 this season.

Cal Raleigh leads Seattle in runs batted in with 18 while batting .222 with five homers.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

Rucinski will take to the mound for the Athletics, his second start of the season.

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

Esteury Ruiz’s .265 batting average is a team-high mark.

Shea Langeliers is batting .208 with two doubles, a triple, six home runs and seven walks.

Tony Kemp is batting .174 with three doubles, a home run and 12 walks.

Mariners and Athletics Injuries

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

Athletics: Aledmys Díaz: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), 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 9, Athletics 8
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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