Mariners vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 5/4/23

Oakland Athletics (6-25) vs Seattle Mariners (14-16)

Game Info: Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 3:37 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Drew Rucinski (0-1) (4.76) vs George Kirby (2-2) (2.93)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +185 / Seattle Mariners -225 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Seattle Mariners will play the Oakland Athletics in Game 3 of their series on Thursday afternoon at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.

Mariners Preview

The Seattle Mariners are 14-16 this season and they have won three games in a row. Seattle has won the first two games in this series by scores of 2-1 and 7-2. The Seattle pitching staff has a 3.45 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a .229 opponent batting average this season. The Mariners offense has scored 129 runs with a .218 batting average and a .297 on base percentage. Jarred Kelenic is batting .309 with seven home runs and 15 RBI’s for the Mariners. The projected starting pitcher for Seattle is George Kirby, who is 2-2 with a 2.93 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP over 30.2 innings pitched this year.

Athletics Preview

The Oakland Athletics are 6-25 this season and they have lost seven of their last eight games. Prior to losing the first two games in this series, Oakland lost two out of three games to Cincinnati. The Oakland pitching staff has a 7.45 ERA, a 1.74 WHIP, and a .292 opponent batting average this year. The Athletics offense has scored 116 runs with a .224 batting average and a .305 on base percentage. Shea Langeliers is batting .208 with six home runs and 16 RBI’s for the Athletics. The projected starting pitcher for Oakland is Drew Rucinski, who is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA and a 2.12 WHIP over 5.2 innings pitched this season.

Trends

Seattle is 9-3 in their last 12 Thursday games and 3-7 in their last 10 game three’s of a series. The under is 7-3 in Seattle’s last 10 game three’s of a series. Oakland is 1-4 in their last 5 game three’s of a series and 1-9 in their last 10 Thursday games. The over is 8-3 in Oakland’s last 11 Thursday games. The under is 5-3 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.

Pick

Oakland has played Seattle very tough in the first two games of this series, which is a great sign for a team that has been horrible this year. Seattle has struggled to hit the ball, but they are going up against an Oakland team that has a team ERA above 7.00. Seattle has the pitching advantage with Kirby on the mound and I like them to win this game going away. Take the Mariners -1.5 here. 

David’s Pick Mariners -1.5

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