Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, May 25, 2023

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Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, May 25, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Seattle Mariners (25-24) roll into Thursday’s matchup with the Oakland Athletics (10-41) looking to extend a three-game winning streak. The contest starts at 9:40 PM ET on ROOT Sports NW with the Mariners listed as -252 favorites on the moneyline.

Seattle’s Logan Gilbert gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s JP Sears.

Mariners vs. Athletics Odds

  • Mariners odds to win: -252
  • Athletics odds to win: +209
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • TV: ROOT Sports NW

Who Will Win Mariners vs. Athletics?

Mariners and Athletics Betting Trends

The Mariners have been favored on the moneyline 33 total times this season. They’ve gone 19-14 in those games.

Seattle has played three times as moneyline favorites with odds of -252 or shorter, and won in each game.

The Athletics have won 10, or 20%, of the 50 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Oakland has not won as an underdog of +209 or more on the moneyline this season in 13 such games.

The Mariners have played in 49 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 23 times (23-24-2).

The Athletics and their opponents have hit the over in 28 of their 51 games with a total this season.

Mariners Stats & Insights

The Mariners are the 15th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.5 runs per game (222 total).

Seattle is 18th in MLB action with 53 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The Mariners’ .230 batting average ranks 24th in MLB.

Seattle strikes out 9.7 times per game, the fourth-worst average in MLB.

The Mariners pitching staff is 11th in MLB with a collective 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

Seattle has a 3.50 team ERA that ranks third across all MLB pitching staffs.

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 28th with just 181 total runs (3.5 per game) this season.

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

The Athletics rank 28th in MLB with a team batting average of just .224.

Oakland ranks 29th in strikeouts per game (9.4) among MLB offenses.

The Athletics strike out just 7.8 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in MLB.

Oakland has the 30th-ranked ERA (6.95) in the majors this season.

Mariners Key Players to Watch

Gilbert (2-2 with a 3.81 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Mariners, his 10th of the season.

Jarred Kelenic leads Seattle in batting average (.289) and home runs (10) this season, while also chipping in with 25 RBI.

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

Julio Rodriguez has collected 43 base hits, an OBP of .294 and a slugging percentage of .392 this season.

J.P. Crawford has collected 39 hits this season and has an OBP of .368. He’s slugging .353 on the year.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

Sears (0-3) will take to the mound for the Athletics and make his 10th start of the season.

Esteury Ruiz has put up a team-best batting average of .281.

Brent Rooker’s 11 home runs and 32 runs batted in both lead his team.

Ryan Noda is batting .223 with nine doubles, a triple, four home runs and 32 walks.

Shea Langeliers has five doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 13 walks while hitting .208.

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), A.J. Pollock: day-to-day (Leg)

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)

Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Mariners 5, Athletics 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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