Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/25/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Mariners (+184) Athletics (-200)
Kyle Seager and the Seattle Mariners (25-31, 4th in AL West) are headed to Oakland Coliseum on Friday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (34-21, 1st in AL West). The moneyline on this contest has the Mariners priced at +184 and the Athletics are at -200. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Yusei Kikuchi and Chris Bassitt.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
9/23/2020 Jake Fraley RF Quadriceps Out for the season
9/22/2020 Dylan Moore RF Concussion Out for the season
9/20/2020 Sam Haggerty LF Forearm Out for the season
9/19/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Out for the season
9/18/2020 Shed Long 2B Lower Leg Out for the season
9/1/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Out for the season
9/1/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Out for the season
8/31/2020 Nestor Cortes RP Elbow Out for the season
8/31/2020 Matt Magill RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/27/2020 Taylor Guilbeau RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/27/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Out for the season
6/29/2020 Andres Munoz RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/24/2020 Chad Pinder 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/24/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/18/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/12/2020 Matt Chapman 3B Hip Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 25-31 overall record this season. Kikuchi has taken the hill for 203 innings and has 158 punchouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.54 (125 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.474. He has surrendered 232 base knocks (10.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 67 walks. Kikuchi (8-15 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.22 while he has gone up against 892 batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.00 and they have given up 198 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 185 hitters and walked 111 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 448 base hits and 277 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 213 batters and struck out 445. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.90.
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As a team Seattle is hitting .226, good for 24th in the league. The Mariners hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Kyle Seager is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 46 hits this season in 189 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 119. Ty France is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 126 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .476. The Mariners have 407 hits, including 84 doubles and 56 home runs. Seattle has walked 198 times so far this season and they have struck out 504 times as a unit. They have left 355 men on base and have a team OPS of .682. They score 4.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 234 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 34-21 overall mark this year. Bassitt (19-21 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.66 earned run average while conceding 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.42 and he has gone up against 1,683 hitters during his MLB career. In his MLB career, Bassitt has given up 363 hits while accumulating 339 K's in 391 innings. He has allowed a total of 159 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.286 and a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.43 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 210 batters and walked 69 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 435 base knocks and 195 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 152 hitters and struck out 462 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .224, good for 26th in the league. The Athletics hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.1 hits per contest. Matt Olson comes into this matchup batting .192 with an OBP of .310. He has 37 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 193 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 109. Mark Canha is hitting .233 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 41 hits in 176 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .375. The Athletics as a unit have 393 base hits, including 79 doubles and 66 homers. Oakland has walked 218 times this year and they have struck out on 484 occasions. They have had 357 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 260 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Mariners and under 8.5 runs
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