Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 24, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Seattle Mariners (24-24), led by the red-hot Jose Caballero and his two-game homer streak, are -297 favorites to pick up a win over the Oakland Athletics (10-40) Wednesday at 9:40 PM ET, live from T-Mobile Park and broadcast on ROOT Sports NW.

Seattle’s Bryce Miller and Oakland’s Austin Pruitt have been named the starters for this contest.

Mariners vs. Athletics Odds

  • Mariners odds to win: -297
  • Athletics odds to win: +242
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • TV: ROOT Sports NW

Who Will Win Mariners vs. Athletics?

Mariners and Athletics Betting Trends

The Mariners have won 18 of the 32 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (56.2%).

Seattle has played as moneyline favorites of -297 or shorter in only two games this season, which it won both.

This season, the Athletics have won 10 out of the 49 games, or 20.4%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Oakland has been at least a +242 moneyline underdog seven times this season, but was upset in all of those games.

The Mariners have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 48 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 23 of those games (23-23-2).

The Athletics’ games have gone over the total in 28 of their 50 chances.

Mariners Stats & Insights

The Mariners are the 15th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.5 runs per game (216 total).

Seattle is 19th in MLB action with 52 total home runs.

The Mariners rank 24th in MLB with a .228 batting average.

Seattle strikes out 9.6 times per game, the fourth-worst mark in the majors.

The 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Mariners pitching staff ranks 11th in MLB.

Seattle has the third-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.56).

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics have scored the 27th-most runs in the league this season with just 180 (3.6 per game).

Oakland’s 53 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.

The Athletics have a team batting average of just .224 this season, which ranks 28th among MLB teams.

Oakland ranks just 28th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.4 whiffs per contest.

The Athletics have a 7.7 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 28th in baseball.

Oakland pitchers have a combined ERA of 6.95 ERA this year, which ranks 30th in MLB.

Mariners Key Players to Watch

Miller gets the start for the Mariners, his fifth of the season. He is 2-1 with a 1.42 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings pitched.

Jarred Kelenic is batting .296 this season with 10 home runs, both lead Seattle hitters.

Ty France is batting .261 with an OBP of .341 and a slugging percentage of .380 this season.

Julio Rodriguez has collected 41 base hits, an OBP of .292 and a slugging percentage of .392 this season.

J.P. Crawford has 37 hits and an OBP of .367 to go with a slugging percentage of .351 this season.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

Pruitt has been named the starter for the Athletics and will make his first start this season.

Esteury Ruiz paces the Athletics with a .286 batting average.

Brent Rooker has hit 11 home runs with 32 RBI. Both are team-highs.

Ryan Noda is batting .222 with nine doubles, a triple, four home runs and 32 walks.

Shea Langeliers is hitting .213 with five doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 13 walks.

Mariners and Athletics Injuries

Mariners: Dylan Moore: 10 Day IL (Olique), Penn Murfee: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Easton McGee: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Andres Munoz: 15 Day IL (Deltoid), Robbie Ray: 15 Day IL (Flexor), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor), Ty France: day-to-day (Wrist)

Athletics: Zach Jackson: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Drew Rucinski: 15 Day IL (Illness), Mason Miller: 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), Manny Piña: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Ken Waldichuk: day-to-day (Calf)

Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Mariners 4, Athletics 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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