Mariners vs Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 21 (9/21): MLB
- Sep 21, 2021, 10:37:45 PM
Credit: photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||9:40 p.m. EST|
|Mariners money line||+128|
|Mariners run line||+1.0 (-125)|
|Athletics money line||-133|
|Athletics run line||-1.5 (+150)|
|Over / under||8.5 (-110)|
|Road / home record||39-36||40-35|
|Last 10 record||5-5||6-4|
|Over / under record||77-69-4||68-76-6|
|Runs / game||4.26||4.59|
|Runs allowed / game||4.66||4.15|
Seattle is back at the Oakland Coliseum for a game two matchup against the Athletics in an AL West matchup. They won game one by a 4-2 scoreline last night and lead the series 1-0. It was their 3rd win in their last 4 games and are coming off of a 2-1 series win against the Royals. Seattle is only a game behind the A's in the division and both are still in the hunt for a Wild Card spot. Oakland's loss to Seattle last night snapped a five-game winning streak. This series could determine if one of the AL West teams can grab onto one of the available Wild Card spots in a race that looks almost certain to go down to the wire.
Marco Gonzales (8-5, 4.05 ERA) Marco Gonzales will start for the 23rd time this season for the Seattle Mariners. Gonzales has a 2021 ERA of 4.05 and is a career 4.06 ERA pitcher. He also has a 1.19 WHIP in 2021. Gonzales is 1-0 from 3 appearances against Oakland this season. In those games, he gave up 12 hits for 6 ERs from 15.2 innings pitched and walked 3 batters while striking out 12 more.
Paul Blackburn (1-2, 4.94 ERA) Paul Blackburn now in his fifth season in the majors, will start for the A's. He has a 4.94 ERA with a 1.57 WHIP in 2021. He faced the Mariners once so far this season pitching 5.2 innings and surrendering 5 hits for 2 ERs and had 5 strikeouts and no walks. He had a 3.18 ERA in that game.
With both teams trying to end the season on a high and qualifying for the playoffs, defenses could be buttoned up for this season as was evidenced last by a 4-2 scoreline. It looks like another low-scoring tight affair tonight in Oakland. The over / under at 8.5 is too high.
PICK: Under 8.5 (-110)
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