The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics are both 3-7 in their last 10 games, but the Mariners are seven games up on the A’s in the NL West division.
Neither of these teams have looked good to start this season, but we have a solid pitching matchup between Mariners rookie George Kirby (1-2, 3.56 ERA) and A’s righty Paul Blackburn (6-2, 2.26 ERA).
The A’s rank dead last in baseball in OPS this season, and the Mariners aren’t far ahead, ranking 20th. Do we see a low-scoring game on Wednesday night?
Here are the odds for this game via WynnBET:
Mariners vs. Athletics Odds, Run Line and Total
- Mariners: -1.5 (+130)
- A’s +1.5 (-160)
- Mariners: -131
- A’s: +121
- 7 (Over -115/Under -105)
Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction and Pick
Blackburn had been one of the best pitchers to back in Major League Baseball through his first nine starts, as the A’s were 8-1 in those games.
He came back to earth with two straight games of allowing four earned runs in losses, but Blackburn was burned in a loss after pitching eight shutout innings against the Cleveland Guardians on June 10.
Oakland rebounded to win his last start against Boston, and Blackburn allowed just one run in 5.1 innings. He’s been one of the few bright spots for this team in 2022.
Kirby is really starting to settle in for the Mariners, striking out 41 batters in 43 innings pitched and posting two or fewer earned runs in three of his last four starts.
Both of these offenses aren’t good, so I think the UNDER, even with this low total, is the play. If I had to back a side I’d take Oakland as an underdog since Blackburn is the superior starter, but I question if he will get enough run support anyway.
Lean(s): UNDER 7 (-105) | A’s ML (+121)
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