Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/31/2020
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (-175) Mariners (+157)
T-Mobile Park is the venue where Evan White and the Seattle Mariners (2-4, 5th in AL West) will play the Oakland Athletics (3-3, 2nd in AL West) on Friday. The Athletics open this matchup at -175 while the Mariners are priced at +157. The O/U has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Sean Manaea and Taijuan Walker.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/21/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
7/30/2020 Austin Nola 1B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/30/2020 Nick Margevicius SP Lower Leg Probable for Jul 30
7/30/2020 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/27/2020 Brandon Brennan RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/23/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/23/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/23/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/28/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 3-3 overall record this season. Manaea (35-29 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.15 and he has gone up against 2,068 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.81 (211 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.195. He has surrendered 464 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 131 walks. Manaea has pitched in 498 frames and is sitting with 405 strikeouts in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.15 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen and they've struck out 29 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 53 base hits and 21 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 17 batters and struck out 49. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.22.
As a team Oakland is hitting .207, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .319 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.5 hits per game. Matt Olson is hitting .211 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 4 hits this season in 19 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .368 and an OPS+ of 127. Matt Chapman is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 23 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Athletics have 39 hits, including 4 doubles and 5 home runs. Oakland has walked 21 times so far this season and they have struck out 55 times as a unit. They have left 37 men on base and have a team OPS of .617. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 21 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 2-4 overall mark this year. In his career, Walker has given up 505 base knocks while tallying 479 strikeouts in 531 innings. He has allowed 237 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.263 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His SO/W ratio is 2.89 and he has gone up against 2,260 batters in his career. Walker (31-32 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.02 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.65 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 24 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 7.74. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 55 base knocks and 43 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 30 hitters and struck out 42 batters. They give up a walk 5.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.70 while their FIP as a staff is 6.30.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 4th in the league. The Mariners hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Evan White comes into this matchup batting .167 with an OBP of .259. He has 4 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 24 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .292 with an OPS+ of 58. Shed Long is hitting .190 this season and he has an OBP of .292. He has collected 4 hits in 21 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 55 and a slugging percentage of .238. The Mariners as a unit have 53 base hits, including 12 doubles and 6 homers. Seattle has walked 22 times this year and they have struck out on 60 occasions. They have had 43 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 28 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics (-175)
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