Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners, series of four games, good opportunities in this series. The Athletics have a good record in the last 10 games, plus the last series at home was a solid victory against the Rangers. The Mariners need to win games, come to this series after losing to the Padres and accumulate a losing streak of 3 games.
Oakland Athletics: Nobody can win at our home.
The Athletics at home have a particularly good record, 39 wins and 26 defeats, 60% effectiveness. The wildcard is the option that the Athletics are defending, if they win this series against the Mariners, the wildcard will be much safer for the playoffs.
Before this series the Athletics won against the Rangers 2-1 and the same against the Astros 2-1, also won against the Mariners 2-1. That was the first series they won against the Mariners, the first of the season he lost 1-2 at home.
Frankie Montas will open the series against the Mariners, good pitcher with a record of 5 wins and 3 losses with 3.75 ERA and 1.457 WHIP. 2-2 in the last four home games for Montas, his last home game was in July 01, defeat against the Indians 3-15. The Athletics at home are scoring an average of 3.98 runs per game, 7.80 hits and up to 1.03 home runs.
Seattle Mariners: We have wild card dreams.
Earlier in August the Mariners and Athletics were fighting for the second place of the Wild Card in the division, but now they are the Athletics with 6 wins, while the Mariners are 74-59 in the season. On the road the Mariners have won 36 games out of 67 with a 53.7% ERA. Prior to this series the Mariners lost two games in a mini-series against the Padres, and lost the last of the series against the Diamondbacks despite winning that series 2-1.
Wade LeBlanc, 10-year MLB veteran, this is his second season with the Mariners, the first 3-0 finish in 2016. LeBlanc this season has a record of 7 wins and 3 losses with 3.92 ERA and 1.166 WHIP. The effectiveness of LeBlanc is over .700, 3-1 in the last four games on the road.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners 08/31/2018
is: Take the Oakland Athletics -126 (money line)
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