Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics 8/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Wade LeBlanc vs. Frankie Montas
Oakland Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, August 30, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners and Frankie Montas for the Athletics.
Seattle opens at +110 while Oakland opens at -120. The Mariners have a 64-66-2 over/under record and a 66-66-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 68-65-0 against the run line and have a 59-65-9 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 64-66-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 66-66-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 59-65-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 68-65-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
08/27/18 P Marco Gonzales Neck 10-day DL (08/27)
08/15/18 P James Paxton Arm 10-day DL (08/15)
08/08/18 P Sam Tuivailala Achilles 60-day DL (08/08)
08/04/18 P Juan Nicasio Knee is out for season
06/09/18 P Dan Altavilla Elbow 60-day DL (06/07)
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
08/29/18 P Brett Anderson Forearm 10-day DL (08/29)
08/26/18 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (08/26)
08/06/18 LF Jake Smolinski Blood Clot 60-day DL (08/05)
07/25/18 P Kendall Graveman Elbow is out for season
07/14/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 60-day DL (05/18)
07/08/18 P Paul Blackburn Elbow 10-day DL (07/07)
07/07/18 RF Matt Joyce Back 10-day DL (07/05)
06/26/18 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (06/24)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 60-day DL (06/04)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 74-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc has a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 3.92 and a WHIP of 1.17 this year. He has 104 strikeouts over his 128.2 innings pitched and he's given up 121 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 433 hitters and walked 140 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,155 base hits and 551 earned runs. They have allowed 157 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 328 batters and struck out 1,081. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Seattle is hitting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Mariners hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Dee Gordon is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .296. He has 132 hits this season in 482 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .340 and an OPS+ of 78. Mitch Haniger is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 135 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 481 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .484. The Mariners have 1,150 hits, including 204 doubles and 148 home runs. Seattle has walked 334 times so far this season and they have struck out 998 times as a unit. They have left 876 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 545 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 80-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, Frankie Montas has a 5-3 record and a 1.46 WHIP this season. He has 39 strikeouts over the 57.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 65 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 406 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 487 batters and walked 182 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,088 base knocks and 505 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 381 hitters and struck out 1,017 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .319. He has 137 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 529 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .384 with an OPS+ of 96. Jed Lowrie is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 134 hits in 492 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Athletics as a unit have 1,149 base hits, including 267 doubles and 184 homers. Oakland has walked 433 times this year and they have struck out on 1,120 occasions. They have had 898 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 634 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -120
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