Mariners vs Athletics Prediction MLB Experts Picks 5/25

Mariners vs Athletics Prediction MLB Experts Picks 5/25

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Introduction:

The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners are set to face off in an MLB game that is likely to be a low-scoring affair. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive analysis of both teams and explain a final prediction.

 

Oakland Athletics:

Pitching Analysis:

JP Sears will be on the mound for the Athletics. Sears has a 0-3 record with a 4.99 ERA. Although he has shown some promise, he has struggled with consistency, which may limit the Mariners' scoring opportunities.

The Athletics' bullpen has struggled this season, with a team ERA of 6.95. However, in a low-scoring game, their pitching staff may be able to limit the Mariners' offense.

Hitting Analysis:

The Athletics' lineup has struggled to generate runs, averaging only 3.24 runs per game. Their lack of consistent offensive production could contribute to a low-scoring game.

Injury Report:

Drew Rucinski (RP) is on the 15-Day IL as of May 20.

Paul Blackburn (SP) is on the 15-Day IL as of May 21.

 

Seattle Mariners:

Pitching Analysis:

Logan Gilbert will take the mound for the Mariners. With a 2-2 record and a 3.81 ERA, Gilbert has been a solid presence in the rotation. He has the ability to keep the Athletics' hitters at bay and contribute to a low-scoring game.

The Mariners' bullpen has been a strength, with a team ERA of 3.53. They have the depth and talent to shut down the Athletics' offense and maintain a low-scoring contest.

Hitting Analysis:

The Mariners' lineup has struggled at times, averaging only 3.9 runs per game. They face a challenge against Sears and the Athletics' pitching staff, which could limit their scoring opportunities.

Injury Report:

Easton McGee (SP) is on the 15-Day IL as of May 22.

Casey Sadler (RP) is listed as Day-To-Day as of May 22.

Evan White (1B) is on the 60-Day IL as of May 22.

Penn Murfee (RP) is on the 15-Day IL as of May 22.

Ty France (1B) is listed as Day-To-Day as of May 24.

 

Prediction

Considering the pitching matchup and the offensive struggles of both teams, we predict that the game will result in a low-scoring affair. Here's why:

Pitching strength: Both teams have solid starting pitchers and capable bullpens. Sears and Gilbert have shown consistency, and the respective bullpens have the ability to maintain a low-scoring game.

Offensive struggles: Both the Athletics and Mariners have struggled to generate runs this season. Their lackluster offensive performances, combined with strong pitching, point towards a game with limited scoring opportunities.

Recent performances: In their previous matchup, the teams combined for only 5 runs. This trend suggests that they will likely continue to struggle offensively, resulting in a low-scoring game.

In conclusion, expect a low-scoring game between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners. With solid pitching from both teams and offensive struggles, betting on the under of 7.5 runs is the best bet for this matchup.

 

Pick: Under 7.5 runs

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