The Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners are set to start their second MLB betting series of the regular season. The A’s beat the Mariners 3-1 in a four-game set in late April.
Time: 10:10 PM
Venue: Safeco Field
Sportsbook MLB betting odds for fans who bet on baseball:
Athletics +1½ (-190) 8 (-120) +109
Mariners -1½ (+165) 8 (EV) -119
On the mound: Sean Manaea (LHP, 1-2, 5.18 ERA) will make his first start since returning from the DL, where he had been placed since April 27th with a strained left shoulder. Manaea allowed one earned run on four hits and stroke out five in four innings of a rehab game for Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday. He surrendered one run on five hits in six innings against the Mariners on April 1st – his only win of the season. Manaea has held opposing batters to a .191 average.
At bat: Trevor Ploufee has two home runs in 12 plate appearances and Mark Canha has three RBIs in five at-bats versus the Mariners’ starter.
Recent form: The A’s have lost 80% of their last five games and six of their last seven on the road, but have defeated Seattle in five of the last six meetings between the two clubs.
Trends for fans who bet on baseball: Oakland has covered only in four of their last 13 games and two of the last seven on the road, but the A’s have fared better versus the Mariners, going 16-7 against the spread in their last 23 encounters with the M’s, and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 visits to Seattle. The MLB betting total has gone under in six of Oakland’s last nine encounters with the Mariners.
On the mound: Yovani Gallardo (RHP, 1-3, 4.58 ERA) is the sole remaining healthy member of the starting rotation – Felix Hernandez, James Paxton, Hisashi Iwakuma, Drew Smyly and fill-in starter Ryan Weber have all fallen in the line of duty. The Mexican has thrown at least five innings in all of his seven starts, including a no-decision in the Mariners’ 11-6 win over the Phillies on Wednesday. Gallardo had his first and heretofore only win of the season against the A’s, allowing one run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings on April 23rd.
At bat: Nelson Cruz has one homer and two RBIs in six plate appearances against Manaea.
Miscellanea: The Mariners hope to get second baseman Robinson Cano back in the lineup. The Dominican-American missed a four-game series against the Blue Jays with a sore right quad. Seattle could add reliever Steve Cishek to the roster in what would be the Mariners’ 64th roster move since the start of the season.
Recent form: Seattle has dropped 80% of their last five games, including four straight to Toronto, but has won two thirds of their last six times hosting the A’s.
Trends for fans who bet on baseball: The MLB betting total has gone under in eight of the Mariners’ last 11 times receiving the Athletics.