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(1-3) Oakland A’s vs. Seattle Mariners (2-1)
Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Safeco Field Seattle, Washington
Projected Pitchers: Erik Surkamp vs. Taijuan Walker
MLB Moneyline Odds: A’s +155 / Mariners -175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: A’s +1.5 -145 / Mariners -1.5 +125
MLB Betting Total: 8
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Last season the A’s had their 3rd worst season in their history and they have not gotten off to a good start this season losing 3 of their first 4 games.
The Indians have won 2 of their first 3 games facing the Indians and in the 3-game series they belted 9 HR.
In their last games the Mariners 9-5 and the A’s lost to the Chicago White Sox 6-1.
The Mariners have won 6 of their last 8 games facing the A’s.
So far on the season the A’s offense has struggled ranking tied for 20th in runs scored and 22nd in team batting averaging. In their last game in the loss to the White Sox they only scored 1 run on 4 hits.
The A’s only have 6 extra base hits in their first 4 games.
Eric Surkamp takes the mound for the A’s tonight and last season he only had one appearance with the Dodgers, which was less than stellar giving up 4 runs in only 3 innings of work. His last start came in the 2013 season while with the Giants.
Surkamp was not slated to be in the Oakland starting rotation this season, but he had a strong Spring Training.
Last season the A’s lost 13 of their last 19 games facing the Mariners.
While the A’s offense has struggled out of the gates the same cannot be said about the Mariners, who rank 6th in the Majors in runs scored and 11th in team batting average.
Robinson Cano already has 4 HR on the season and after only 3 games 6 players for Seattle have already gone deep.
Taijuan Walker gets the starting nod for the Mariners tonight and last season he went 11-8 with an ERA of 4.16.
Last season Walker had his first start of the season facing the A’s where he was shelled giving up 9 earned runs in only 3 innings of work in a 12-0 loss to Oakland. In his only other start facing them last season the Mariners got the 4-3 win with him going 5 innings and giving up 3 earned runs.
The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 games with Walker getting the start and are also 4-1 in their last 5 home games with him on the hill.
After dropping their season opener the Mariners have won 2 straight and in those games they combined to score 19 runs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- A’s are 11-23 in their last 34 road games.
- A’s are 3-8 in their last 11 games following a loss.
- A’s are 1-4 in their last 5 games.
- Mariners are 4-10 in their last 14 overall.
- Mariners are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Mariners are 5-1 in Walker’s last 6 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Oakland A’s vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Prediction:
The Oakland offense has struggled early on this season and playing in a less than friendly hitter’s park of Safeco Field that will continue and the Mariners will take the first game of this AL West series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
In the last 8 games between these division rivals in Seattle the Over record is 5-2-1 and look for that trend to continue.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Seattle 8 – Oakland 3
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