Mariners at Athletics 4/21/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics
MLB: 10:05 PM EST
Apr. 21, 2017
Latest Odds : OAK -140 Total 7.5
Seattle plays the second game of a series against the A's in Oakland on Friday. These two AL West rivals are struggling to find themselves, and they are both winning some games after rough starts. Seattle is 7-9 and Oakland is 7-8.
Oakland got three home runs in its last game, so its bats may be waking up. Khris Davis now has seven home runs, 11 rbi and is hitting .321. Oakland has 19 home runs and has given up 11. The A's batting average is 17th at .238, but their slugging percentage is seventh at .418. The A's have the pitching. Their batting average against is second in the league at .212.
Seattle is struggling on both ends, even as it has won some games lately. The Mariners batting average against is a league-worst .270. The Mariners are getting the most out of their hitting. They have 69 runs on a .227 batting average that is 22nd.
For Friday's game, Seattle will start Hisashi Iwakuma and the A's will start Sean Manaea. Both are 0-2 and have struggled so far.
In his last game Manaea went five innings and didn't give up a hit, but he issued five walks and an earned run. In 16 innings he has given up just eight hits, and nine walks. He has struck out 20 in that time span.
Iwakuma got rocked in his last game, seven hits in three innings. He has given up four home runs, and 13 hits in 15 innings. He has six strikeouts.
Recent Betting Trends:
Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
Athletics are 1-4 in Manaeas last 5 starts with 5 days of rest.
Under is 5-1 in Mariners last 6 Friday games.
Under is 6-2 in Athletics last 8 vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Betting Pick: Seattle Mariners +130
This Mariners team has not had the start that Seattle fans would have hoped but do think as underdog tonight it's Seattle getting it done. Open the series with nice Friday Night win as starter Iwakuma has best start of year and finally gets first win of season. Final Score Prediction, Seattle Mariners win at great price 4-2.