Athletics vs Mariners Prediction MLB Picks Free 5/3

Athletics vs Mariners Prediction MLB Picks Free 5/3

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Introduction

The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics are set to meet in the second game of their series. The Mariners have a 13-16 record and are fourth in the American League (AL) West, while the Athletics have a dismal 6-24 record and are last in the AL West. The game will take place at Oakland Coliseum on May 3, 2023, at 6:40 PM.

 

Probable Pitchers

Logan Gilbert will start on the mound for the Mariners. He has a 1-1 record, a 4.23 ERA, and a 1.12 WHIP. He's pitched 27.2 innings, allowing 26 hits, 5 walks, and 4 home runs while striking out 34 batters. On the other side, JP Sears will start for the Athletics. He has an 0-2 record, a 6.23 ERA, and a 1.23 WHIP. He's pitched 26.0 innings, allowing 26 hits, 6 walks, and 7 home runs while striking out 27 batters.

 

Team Stats

The Mariners have a .215 batting average, 122 runs, 208 hits, and 32 home runs. Their OBP is .294, and their SLG is .372. On the pitching side, they have a 3.52 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and have allowed 89 walks and 265 strikeouts. The Athletics have a .225 batting average, 114 runs, 225 hits, and 33 home runs. Their OBP is .307, and their SLG is .368. On the pitching side, they have a 7.53 ERA, a 1.74 WHIP, and have allowed 150 walks and 223 strikeouts.

 

Recent Performance

The Mariners won the first game of the series against the Athletics 2-1. However, they have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The Athletics have lost 3 of their last 5 games, but won their most recent game against the Cincinnati Reds.

 

Injury Report

The Mariners have 2 players on the injured list: Andres Munoz (RP) and Easton McGee (SP) are on the 15-day IL. Julio Rodriguez (CF) is day-to-day. The Athletics have 4 players on the injured list: Manny Pina (C) and Aledmys Diaz (3B) are on the 10-day IL, while Adrian Martinez (RP) and Trevor May (RP) are on the 15-day IL.

 

Prediction

Based on the stats and recent performance of both teams, it's likely that the total runs scored in the game will be low. Both teams have struggled on offense this season, with batting averages below .250 and a low number of runs scored. On the pitching side, the Mariners have a 3.52 ERA and the Athletics have a 7.53 ERA, but it's worth noting that Gilbert and Sears have relatively similar statistics. Additionally, the game will be played in Oakland Coliseum, which is known for being a pitcher-friendly ballpark. Therefore, the best bet for this game is the under of 8 runs.

 

Pick: Under 8 runs

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