Mariners at Athletics 5/22/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date & Time: 5/23/2018, 2:05 AM UTC
Latest Odds: OAK -145 Total 9
TV Channel: ROOTNW

The Mariners are sitting over the Athletics by 2.5 games and this is going to be a chance for the Mariners to expand the lead they have over the Athletics and keep pace with the Astros who they are trailing by only a couple of games. What is even better for the Mariners is they did manage to shed their losing ways in the last game when they took down the Tigers in a 4 game series 3 games to 1.

The Mariners are coming into this game with a total of 211 runs crossing the plate on the season. The Mariners are doing a decent job of hitting as well with an average that sits at the .257 mark on the year. When it comes to team pitching the Mariners are decent with an ERA that sits at 4.29.

The Athletics offense is coming in as a little bit better when it comes to scoring with a total of 222 runs crossing the plate and the Athletics have an average that sits at .252 on the season. The Athletics when it comes to the team ERA is sitting at 4.24 on the year.
Mike Leake is the pitcher taking the mound for the Mariners in this game. He has started in 9 games on the year with a total of 51 innings and only 34 strikeouts though. He has managed to get a 4-3 record and has a dismal ERA of 6.

The Athletics are handing the ball over to Trevor Cahill. Cahill on the season has started in 5 games with 29 innings under his belt while striking out 32 batters. Cahill has posted a 1-2 record, but has a lot better ERA at 2.79.

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Betting Trends

Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games.
Athletics are 5-2 in Cahills last 7 starts on grass.

Over is 7-1 in Leakes last 8 starts on grass.
Over is 4-0-1 in Athletics last 5 games following an off day.

The Athletics offense is better at scoring and only slightly worse when it comes to hitting. The big difference comes in the starting pitching. Leake is showing signs of why the Reds got rid of him and Cahill is showing signs of greatness. Look for the Athletics to be able to rough Leake up quite a bit in this game as the Athletics win easy. Final Score Prediction, Oakland A's win 5-2.


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