Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (-175) Mariners (+151)
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (4-4, 2nd in AL West) are headed to T-Mobile Park on Monday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (4-5, 3rd in AL West). The odds on this contest have the Athletics coming in at -175 and the Mariners are at +151. The O/U is set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Frankie Montas and Justus Sheffield.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/21/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/1/2020 Brandon Brennan RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/31/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/30/2020 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
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 4-4 overall record this season. Montas (15-10 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.92 while facing 934 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.82 (92 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.369. He has surrendered 219 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 78 walks. Montas has taken the ball for 217 innings and has earned 210 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.70 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the bullpen and they've struck out 39 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.21. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 67 base hits and 26 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 22 batters and struck out 66. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 2.93.
As a team Oakland is hitting .191, good for 28th in the league. The Athletics hold a .307 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .282, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.0 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .188 with an on-base percentage of .235. He has 6 hits this season in 32 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .375 and an OPS+ of 73. Matt Olson is hitting .154 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 26 at bats. His OPS+ is 78 while his slugging percentage is at .269. The Athletics have 48 hits, including 7 doubles and 6 home runs. Oakland has walked 29 times so far this season and they have struck out 78 times as a unit. They have left 46 men on base and have a team OPS of .589. They score 3.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 27 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 4-5 overall mark this year. Sheffield (0-2 career record) has a 6.33 ERA and has given up 11.1 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.56 and he has faced 198 batters thus far in his career. So far in his MLB career, Sheffield has surrendered 51 base knocks while he has tallied 39 strikeouts in 41 frames. He has given up a total of 29 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.845 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.27 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.88. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 69 base knocks and 51 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 73 batters. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 5.23.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 10th in the league. The Mariners hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Shed Long comes into this matchup batting .212 with an OBP of .278. He has 7 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 33 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .364 with an OPS+ of 82. Evan White is hitting .152 this season and he has an OBP of .243. He has collected 5 hits in 33 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 48 and a slugging percentage of .273. The Mariners as a unit have 77 base hits, including 16 doubles and 8 homers. Seattle has walked 32 times this year and they have struck out on 88 occasions. They have had 60 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 43 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners (+151)
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