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Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction and Odds for Thursday, June 23 (Is Robbie Ray Finding His Groove?)

Joe Summers
Robbie Ray allowed only one run over his last two starts as the Mariners take on the Athletics today
Robbie Ray allowed only one run over his last two starts as the Mariners take on the Athletics today / Alika Jenner/GettyImages
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The Seattle Mariners conclude their three-game series in Oakland this afternoon at 3:37 PM EST.

Frankie Montas starts for the downtrodden Athletics after giving up 10 hits and issuing three walks in a loss to the Royals last week. Montas has a 3.53 ERA for the season but has struggled of late, amassing a 4.76 ERA in June.

Seattle counters with Robbie Ray, who has given up just one run in his last two starts. In 14 innings, Ray allowed only six hits and issued two walks while striking out 14.

Can Ray continue his resurgence or will Montas rebound to give the A's a much-needed home win?

Let's check out the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook to help find the value in this Mariners vs Athletics matchup:

Mariners vs Athletics Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line:

  • Mariners -1.5 (+137)
  • Athletics +1.5 (-160)

Moneyline:

  • Mariners: -130
  • Athletics: +110

Total:

  • 7.0 (Over -115/Under -105)

Mariners vs Athletics Prediction and Pick

Robbie Ray took a no-hitter through the sixth inning against the Angels in his last start and finally resembles the 2021 Cy Young winner Seattle thought they were getting in the offseason. He still has a 5.80 ERA on the road, but today is a great opportunity to prove he can still pitch away from home.

The Athletics' lineup is terrible, rotten, stomach-churning, and all of the other bad adjectives you can think of. Entering last night's game, Oakland lost 16 of 19 as their offense is averaging a league-worst 2.59 runs per game.

With a 2-17 record over their last 19 matchups as a home underdog, the Athletics' misery is one of the surest bets in MLB. Frankie Montas has been great on the mound, but Oakland is 1-10 in his last 11 starts, scoring only 17 runs total in those losses. Eight of the runs came in the same game, and they've scored one run or fewer eight times.

As Ray finds his groove, Seattle should have no problem taking care of business today. They've won four of five as road favorites and Montas has been poor in June. I've got to think all the losing is wearing him out, and the Mariners are ready to take advantage.

Pick: Mariners (-130)


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