Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The Seattle Mariners (82-68) will take on the Oakland Athletics (46-104) on Tuesday at 9:40 PM ET. Julio Rodriguez will be looking for his 100th RBI of the season for the favored Mariners (-238) when the game gets underway at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, live on NBCS-CA.

Luis Castillo starts for Seattle while Paul Blackburn is Oakland’s starter for the contest.

Mariners vs. Athletics Odds

  • Mariners odds to win: -238
  • Athletics odds to win: +194
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs
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    Mariners and Athletics Betting Trends

    The Mariners have compiled a 58-44 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 56.9% of those games).

    When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -238 or shorter, Seattle has a record of 11-4 (73.3%).

    This season, the Athletics have been the underdog 148 times and won 45, or 30.4%, of those games.

    Oakland has a record of 11-38, a 22.4% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +194 or more by bookmakers this season.

    The Mariners have played in 150 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 75 times (75-67-8).

    Games involving the Athletics have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 77 of 150 chances this season.

    Mariners Stats & Insights

    The Mariners rank 11th in runs scored with 709, 4.7 per game.

    Seattle ranks 13th in baseball with 196 total home runs.

    The Mariners have the 19th-ranked batting average in the league (.243).

    Seattle’s hitters strike out 9.9 times per game, the 29th-most in MLB.

    The Mariners pitching staff is seventh in MLB with a collective 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

    Seattle has a 3.73 team ERA that ranks No. 1 among all MLB pitching staffs.

    Athletics Stats & Insights

    The Athletics have scored 545 runs (just 3.6 per game) this season, which ranks last in MLB.

    Oakland has hit 160 homers this season, which ranks 21st in the majors.

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

    Oakland ranks 24th in strikeouts per game (9.2) among MLB offenses.

    The Athletics have an 8.2 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 25th in the majors.

    Oakland pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.58 ERA this year, which ranks 29th in MLB.

    Mariners Key Players to Watch

    Castillo (13-7) gets the starting nod for the Mariners in his 31st start of the season. He has a 3.13 ERA in 181 1/3 innings pitched, with 199 strikeouts.

    Rodriguez leads Seattle in batting average (.285), home runs (30) and runs batted in (99) this season.

    J.P. Crawford is batting .265 with an OBP of .381 and a slugging percentage of .425 this season.

    Teoscar Hernandez has 153 hits this season and a slash line of .262/.307/.446.

    Cal Raleigh has collected 108 hits this season and has an OBP of .311. He’s slugging .464 on the year.

    Athletics Key Players to Watch

    The Athletics will hand the ball to Blackburn (4-5) for his 19th start of the season.

    Esteury Ruiz has accumulated a team-best batting average of .251.

    Brent Rooker has hit 26 home runs with 60 RBI. Both are team-highs.

    Tony Kemp has 13 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 43 walks while hitting .213.

    Ryan Noda has 21 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 72 walks while hitting .237.

    Mariners and Athletics Injuries

    Mariners: Tom Murphy: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Marco Gonzales: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Penn Murfee: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Robbie Ray: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Emerson Hancock: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Easton McGee: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor)

    Athletics: JJ Bleday: 10 Day IL (Knee), Austin Pruitt: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Sean Newcomb: 15 Day IL (Knee), Angel Felipe: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), James Kaprielian: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Calf), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Richard Lovelady: 60 Day IL (Arm), Yacksel Ríos: 60 Day IL (Finger)

    Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Mariners 5, Athletics 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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