Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics MLB Picks & Predictions 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Gonzales vs. Mike Fiers
The Seattle Mariners visit Tokyo Dome on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Marco Gonzales for the Mariners and Mike Fiers for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +170 and Oakland at -180. The Mariners had a 79-81-2 over/under record and a 79-83-0 run line mark last season. The Athletics were 86-77-0 against the run line and had a 80-73-10 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners were 79-81-2 against the over/under last year
The Seattle Mariners were 79-83-0 against the run line last season
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics were 80-73-10 against the over/under last year
The Oakland Athletics were 86-77-0 against the run line last season
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners had a 89-73 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Marco Gonzales had a 13-9 record with an earned run average of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.22. He had 145 strikeouts over his 166.2 innings pitched and he gave up 172 hits. He allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.43. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.76 and they gave up 512 base hits on the year. Teams hit .240 against the bullpen while striking out 556 hitters and walking 174 batters. As a team, Seattle allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They were 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Mariners pitchers collectively gave up 1,396 base hits and 664 earned runs last year. They allowed 195 home runs last season, ranking them 12th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff walked 400 batters and struck out 1,328. They walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit was 4.06.
As a team Seattle hit .254, good for 8th in the league. The Mariners held a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which was good for 18th in baseball. They ranked 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion hit .246 with an on-base percentage of .336 last year. He had 123 hits last season in 500 at bats with 107 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .474 and an OPS+ of 115. Mitch Haniger hit .285 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .366. He totaled 170 hits and he drove in 93 men in 596 at bats. His OPS+ was 138 while his slugging percentage was at .493. The Mariners had 1,402 hits last season, including 256 doubles and 176 home runs. Seattle walked 430 times last year and they struck out 1,221 times as a unit. They left 1,084 men on base and had a team OPS of .722. They scored 4.18 runs per contest and scored a total of 677 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland had a 97-65 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.56, Mike Fiers had a 12-8 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He had 139 strikeouts over the 172 innings he pitched. He also gave up 166 hits. He allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.75. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.37 and they gave up 524 base hits on the year. Teams hit .218 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers struck out 627 batters and walked 234 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allowed 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They were 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Athletics pitchers as a team surrendered 1,303 base knocks and 621 earned runs last season. They gave up 184 home runs last year, which ranked 16th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff walked 474 hitters and struck out 1,237 batters. They gave up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.21 while their FIP as a staff was 4.19.
As a team, they batted .252, good for 12th in the league. The Athletics held a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which was good for 10th in baseball. They ranked 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup after batting .247 with an OBP of .326 last season. He had 142 hits last year along with 123 RBI in 576 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .549 with an OPS+ of 136. Marcus Semien hit .255 last season and he had an OBP of .318. He collected 161 hits in 632 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He had an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .388. The Athletics as a unit had 1,407 base hits last season, including 322 doubles and 227 homers. Oakland walked 550 times last year and they struck out on 1,381 occasions. They left 1,085 men on base and had an OPS of .764. They scored 5.02 runs per game and totaled 813 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners +170
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