The Oakland Athletics (10-41) and Seattle Mariners (25-24) meet Thursday to close out a 4-game series in Emerald City. The first pitch at T-Mobile Park is slated for 9:40 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze FanDuel Sportsbook’s lines around the Athletics vs. Mariners odds and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.
Season series: Mariners lead 6-0
The Athletics — 29th in MLB scoring, at 3.55 runs per game — have lost 7 in a row. They have not scored 3 runs in a game since the 1st game of that stretch.
Seattle is looking to close out its 2nd straight series sweep against the A’s. For the season, the Mariners have outscored Oakland 34-11.
Athletics at Mariners projected starters
LHP JP Sears vs. RHP Logan Gilbert
Sears (0-3, 4.99 ERA) makes his 10th start of the season. He has notched a 1.15 WHIP, 1.8 BB/9 and 9.4 K/9 through 48 2/3 innings.
- Has faltered on the road, clocking a 6.75 ERA in 26 2/3 IP
- Career 4.32 ERA in 118 2/3 IP since debut last season
Gilbert (2-2, 3.81 ERA) makes his 10th start. He has a 1.00 WHIP, 1.7 BB/9 and 10.9 K/9 through 52 innings.
- Owns a 3.33 ERA, 0.86 WHIP across his last 4 starts
- Has held current Oakland bats to an aggregate .669 OPS
Athletics at Mariners odds
Provided by FanDuel Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 3:03 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline: Athletics +215 (bet $100 to win $215) | Mariners -260 (bet $260 to win $100)
- Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Athletics +1.5 (-110) | Mariners -1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 7.5 (O: -102 | U: -120)
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Athletics at Mariners picks and predictions
Mariners 4, Athletics 2
No value on the extra juice and pricey play on the lean side, the Mariners. AVOID.
Run line/Against the spread
Since May 7, Oakland is 2-15. Thirteen of those losses have been by multiple runs. With Gilbert’s form, SEATTLE -1.5 (-110) is worth some partial-unit action.
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The Under is 7-2 in the last 9 series meetings in Seattle. The Under is 4-0 in the Athletics’ last 4 vs. winning teams.
Seattle’s offense is a bottom-third unit and has struggled against left-handers (.676 OPS). The Oakland Athletics have been woeful against right-handers (.640 OPS, higher whiff rate). Since May 7, the A’s own an anemic .610 OPS.
BACK UNDER 7.5 (-120) on a partial-unit play. Consider going to a full unit at -115.
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