Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics Pick and Betting Odds
- Updated: April 11, 2015
The 1-3 Seattle Mariners are set to take on the 3-2 Oakland Athletics in this 2nd of 3 in the series at O.co Coliseum on the grass. The starting pitch is set for 4:05 and the favorite listed for this game is the Athletics -160.
Oakland: Grays 0.00 ERA 1-0
Seattle: Happ 0.00 ERA 0-0
Moneyline: Seattle +130/Oakland -140
After coming off a huge loss 0-12 to the Athletics yesterday the Mariners are looking to save face with a solid performance on Saturday with JA Happ starting on the mound. Oakland will start Sonny Gray and they have hopes he will build on the 1-0 series. Oakland has the leagues number 3 rated offensive output at 10.4 hits per game while the Mariners average 6 hits per game sitting at number 24 in the league. Oakland holds the 7th ranked position for defense and Seattle is owns the 22nd postion.
The game has gone over 7 of 8 times when Seattle is playing on the road.
With Gray starting on the mound, Oakland are 7-2 in its last 9 Saturday games.
When Oakland starting Pitcher is Grays the game has gone over 6 times when Oakland starts as a favorite.
The under seems to be the play when Oakland has Grays on the mound on Saturday starts.
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The Athletics have fared well this season against left handed pitching with 10 hits and 7 runs scored in 28 at bats. However, that’s not an extensive enough sample to believe that they have turned it around from last season where they hit a 26th ranked .238 with a 25th ranked slugging percentage of .368. J.A. Happ will be making his first appearance of the season for his new team and while he didn’t have a career year last season going 11-11 with a bloated 4.22 ERA he did look good in September registering a QS in three of his last four starts. He has just two starts against Oakland with both being back in Toronto and pitched well allowing 7 innings in both outings and allowing a combined 1 run. Sonny Gray looked ultra-sharp in his opener allowing 1 hit and zero runs in 8 frames. He’s has a lot of success against the Mariners allowing two or fewer runs in all but one of his 7 starts against them.