Mariners vs. A’s Best Bet 6/23/22

by | Jun 23, 2022 | mlb

Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, June 23rd, 03:37 ET
Location: T-Mobile Park
TV: NBCSCA
Money Line: Mariners -130 / Athletics +108 (Get Better Lines >>>)
Total Line: 7.0

STARTING PITCHING

Seattle: Robbie Ray (6-6, 4.25)
Oakland: Frankie Montas (1-3, 2.95)

Mariners Projected Lineup

Adam Frazier 2B
Cal Raleigh C
Jesse Winker LF
Taylor Trammell RF
Justin Upton LF
Eugenio Suárez 3B
J.P. Crawford SS
Julio Rodriguez CF
Ty France 1B
Robbie Ray P

Athletics Projected Lineup

Elvis Andrus SS
Jonah Bride 3B
Sheldon Neuse 3B
Ramón Laureano RF
Seth Brown RF
Cristian Pache CF
Sean Murphy C
Christian Bethancourt 1B
Chad Pinder LF
Frankie Montas P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Seattle Mariners: 31-39-0 SU / OU 34-35-1 / Run Line W/L 34-36-0
Oakland Athletics: 23-47-0 SU / OU 30-34-6 / Run Line W/L 31-39-0

The Oakland Athletics host the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, June 23rd at T-Mobile Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 03:37 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Seattle as the favorite (-130), with an OU line set at 7.0.

Recent Form

The Seattle Mariners will look to pick up another big win after they defeated the Nationals by a score of 9-0. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff gave up 0 runs on 3 hits. The Mariners benefited from an offense that generated 9 runs on 11 hits. Heading into their last game, Seattle was the betting favorite at -135.0. So far, the team has been the favorite in 32 of their games, winning at a rate of 53.0%. Together, the Mariners and Nationals combined to surpass the over-under betting line set at 7.0 runs. On the season, Seattle’s over-under record is 34-35-1.

The Mariners will be hoping to pick up a win in today’s matchup, as they have gone just 2-3 over their last 5 games. Despite their below .500 record (last 5), in this stretch, the team still has a positive run differential at +6. In their last 5 contests, Seattle is averaging 3.8 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.01. Seattle’s overall series record is just 9-12-1.

Oakland will look to move on from a 9 runs loss to the Blue Jays, falling by the score of 9-0. On their way to giving up 9 runs, the Athletics staff allowed 13 hits. The Athletics offense ended the game with just 0 runs on 13 hits. This loss came as no surprise, as Oakland came into the game as the underdog, getting 115.0. In their 56 games as the underdog, their straight-up win percentage sits at 32.0%. In terms of the over-under, the Athletics and Blue Jays combined to surpass the line of 7.0 runs. On the season, the team has an over-under record of just 30-34-6.

In their last 5 contests, the Athletics have just 1 win, going 1-4. During this time, the team has a run differential of -17. If Oakland is going to pick up their play, they need to improve their offensive performance. Over their last 5 contests, they are averaging just 1.4 runs per game, compared to a season average of 3.13. Oakland has a below .500 series record of just 4-17-1.

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Pitching Matchup

Seattle will roll with Robbie Ray (6-6) as their starter. Currently, Ray has an ERA of just 4.25 while pitching an average of 6.01 innings per outing. In his previous outings, left-hander opponents are hitting 0.229 off the left-hander. This season, Ray has been able to avoid giving up home runs, allowing just 1.5 per 9 innings. Ray is in the bottom half of the league in strikeouts, averaging just 6.5 K’s per game. This includes a strikeout percentage of 26.0%. Throughout the season, Ray has avoided walking batters, allowing just 3.08 per contest.

The Oakland Athletics will send Frankie Montas to the mound with an overall record of 1-3. Currently, Montas has a strong ERA of just 2.95 while pitching an average of 6.03 innings per outing. Across his previous appearances, the right-hander has a batting average allowed of 0.229. So far, Montas has managed to keep the ball in the ballpark, allowing just 0.85 home runs per 9 innings. Up to this point, Montas has a strikeout percentage of just 19.0% and a per game average of 4.71. Montas has done a good job at limiting walks, averaging just 2.32 per contest.

Seattle vs Oakland History

Today’s matchup between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics will be their 6th meeting of the season. So far, Seattle is leading the season series, 3-2. Through 5 games, the series’ over-under record is 4-1, with the average run total sitting at 8.26 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 4.0 runs. Going back to last year, Seattle won the season series, 15 games to 4. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 6-13, with the average run total being 8.26 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 2.79 runs per contest.

Betting Trends

  • Seattle is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
  • Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 7 games when playing at home against Seattle

Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Prediction

Heading into Thursday’s AL West matchup between Seattle and Oakland, the Mariners have the sligh edge on the moneyline. Although Frankie Montas has the edge in ERA, Robbie Ray has pitched better of late, giving up just 1 run across his last 2 starts (14 innings). I like Seattle on the moneyline.

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