Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners 5/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs. James Paxton
The Oakland Athletics head to Safeco Field on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to take on the Seattle Mariners. The expected starting pitchers are Sean Manaea for the Athletics and James Paxton for the Mariners.
The odds for this matchup have Oakland at +170 and Seattle at -180. The Athletics have a 15-11-2 over/under mark and a 12-16-0 run line record. The Mariners are 17-10-0 against the run line and have a 18-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 15-11-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 12-16-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 18-9-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 17-10-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/28/18 P Ryan Buchter Shoulder 10-day DL (04/26)
04/14/18 P Liam Hendriks Groin 10-day DL (04/14)
04/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 10-day DL (04/07)
03/29/18 C Josh Phegley Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Paul Blackburn Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 14-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Manaea has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 1.03 and a WHIP of 0.62 this year. He has 37 strikeouts over his 43.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 4.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 82 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 250 base hits and 123 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 67 batters and struck out 211. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
As a team Oakland is hitting .263, good for 4th in the league. The Athletics hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 28 hits this season in 104 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 145. Jed Lowrie is hitting .339 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 115 at bats. His OPS+ is 170 while his slugging percentage is at .583. The Athletics have 255 hits, including 56 doubles and 35 home runs. Oakland has walked 97 times so far this season and they have struck out 252 times as a unit. They have left 198 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 140 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 16-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.12, James Paxton has a 1-1 record and a 1.42 WHIP this season. He has 44 strikeouts over the 31.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 30 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 109 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 232 base knocks and 129 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 80 hitters and struck out 243 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Mariners hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .422. He has 30 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 96 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 152. Jean Segura is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 34 hits in 114 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .447. The Mariners as a unit have 235 base hits, including 54 doubles and 36 homers. Seattle has walked 70 times this year and they have struck out on 200 occasions. They have had 171 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 128 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics +170
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