Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics 8/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Mike Fiers
The Seattle Mariners visit Oakland Coliseum on Friday, August 31, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Mike Leake for the Mariners and Mike Fiers for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +142 and Oakland at -152. The Mariners have a 65-66-2 over/under record and a 66-67-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 69-65-0 against the run line and have a 60-65-9 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 65-66-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 66-67-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 60-65-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 69-65-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
08/30/18 P James Paxton Arm 10-day DL (08/15); expected to be activated and start Saturday
08/29/18 SS Jean Segura Shin is questionable Thursday vs Oakland Athletics
08/27/18 P Marco Gonzales Neck 10-day DL (08/27)
08/08/18 P Sam Tuivailala Achilles 60-day DL (08/08)
08/04/18 P Juan Nicasio Knee is out for season
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 74-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 4.03 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 102 strikeouts over his 160.2 innings pitched and he's given up 171 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 411 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 436 hitters and walked 142 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 4.21. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,168 base hits and 559 earned runs. They have allowed 159 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 331 batters and struck out 1,086. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team Seattle is hitting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Mariners hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Mitch Haniger is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 136 hits this season in 486 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 136. Dee Gordon is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .296. He has totaled 132 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 482 at bats. His OPS+ is 78 while his slugging percentage is at .340. The Mariners have 1,159 hits, including 206 doubles and 148 home runs. Seattle has walked 338 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,009 times as a unit. They have left 884 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 548 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 80-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.15, Mike Fiers has a 10-6 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 115 strikeouts over the 143 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 137 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 409 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 493 batters and walked 186 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 1,096 base knocks and 509 earned runs this season. They have given up 152 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 391 hitters and struck out 1,025 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 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 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .436 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. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .358. He has 136 hits this year along with 83 RBI in 496 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .474 with an OPS+ of 131. Marcus Semien is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 138 hits in 534 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .382. The Athletics as a unit have 1,158 base hits, including 270 doubles and 184 homers. Oakland has walked 437 times this year and they have struck out on 1,129 occasions. They have had 908 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 638 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -152
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