Mariners vs. Athletics MLB Odds, Picks, Predictions: Big Money Backing Oakland (August 23)
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- The Mariners and A's start a brief two-game series that could have very important playoff ramifcations.
- Oakland entered the night tied for an American League wild-card spot, while Seattle is holding on for dear life.
- Check out which side is getting backed by big money ahead of Monday night's game.
Mariners vs. Athletics Odds
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*MLB Odds as of Monday afternoon ET
Seattle and Oakland face off in a critical AL West matchup. Oakland has lost three of its last five games, while the Mariners have won three of their last five, including two 11-inning battles.
The Mariners will have Marco Gonzales on the mound on Monday night as they look to narrow the A’s 3.0-game lead in the Wild Card. Gonzales has only given up four earned runs over his last five starts. Even if Gonzales brings his best stuff on Monday night, Seattle’s woeful offense will need to step up.
Seattle lost their most recent series to the Astros by a cumulative score of 30-to-10. Oakland’s pitching has been excellent on the year, propping up an average-to-below average offense.
Paul Blackburn will take the mound for the A’s on Monday. Blackburn is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA. Although in Blackburn’s most recent start, he gave up three earned runs to a potent White Sox team while receiving little run support from his Oakland teammates.
Our latest PRO Report shows that while Oakland is the favored team on Monday night, there is still some serious value to be found in backing the A’s. Let’s take a look.
This 27% difference is a sign that the biggest bets being placed—the ones likely to be made by experienced bettors—are being placed on Oakland.
PRO Report Pick: Athletics -1.5 (+150 at BetRivers, PointsBet, DraftKings, Unibet, Bet365, SugarHouse)