Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics 9/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton vs. Daniel Mengden
Oakland Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are James Paxton for the Mariners and Daniel Mengden for the Athletics.
Seattle opens at -129 while Oakland opens at +119. The Mariners have a 65-67-2 over/under record and a 67-67-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 69-66-0 against the run line and have a 60-66-9 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 65-67-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 67-67-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 60-66-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 69-66-0 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
08/30/18 SS Jean Segura Shin is questionable Friday 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 75-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Paxton has a 10-5 record with an earned run average of 3.68 and a WHIP of 1.11 this year. He has 176 strikeouts over his 139.1 innings pitched and he's given up 117 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 412 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 437 hitters and walked 143 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 4.19. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,172 base hits and 560 earned runs. They have allowed 159 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 335 batters and struck out 1,091. 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 4.04.
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. Dee Gordon is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .298. He has 134 hits this season in 486 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .342 and an OPS+ of 79. Mitch Haniger is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 138 hits and he has driven in 84 men in 491 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The Mariners have 1,168 hits, including 207 doubles and 149 home runs. Seattle has walked 340 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,016 times as a unit. They have left 888 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 555 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 80-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.28, Daniel Mengden has a 6-6 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 57 strikeouts over the 94.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 91 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 410 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 496 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 1,105 base knocks and 513 earned runs this season. They have given up 153 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 393 hitters and struck out 1,032 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 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .319. He has 139 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 537 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .382 with an OPS+ of 95. Jed Lowrie is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 137 hits in 500 at bats while driving in 84 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Athletics as a unit have 1,162 base hits, including 271 doubles and 184 homers. Oakland has walked 441 times this year and they have struck out on 1,134 occasions. They have had 914 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 639 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +119
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