Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners 8-28-2023

Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners 8/28/2023 Picks, Prediction and Previews

Oakland Athletics (38-92) vs. Seattle Mariners (73-56)

Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners 8/28/2023 – On Monday, the Oakland Athletics will make their way to T-Mobile Park, marking the beginning of their series against the Seattle Mariners. Currently, Oakland finds itself situated at the bottom of the AL West standings, with a not-so-promising record of 38-93. Their recent match against the Chicago White Sox concluded in a 6–1 defeat on Sunday, with Paul Blackburn enduring a challenging outing, surrendering 9 hits and 4 runs across six innings while on the pitcher’s mound.


In a remarkable turnaround, the Seattle Mariners have surged to the top of the AL West with a strong record of 74-56. Leading into this series, they’ve won 9 of their last 10 games. Their recent victory over the Royals, a 3-2 win, showcased Luis Castillo’s dominant pitching performance, holding the opponents scoreless for seven innings. Teoscar Hernandez and Julio Rodriguez added home runs. For insights, consider exploring free expert MLB picks and predictions.

Athletics vs. Mariners Game Info

When: Monday, August 28, 2023 9:40 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
Stream: MLB.TV

Kyle Miller (1-4, ERA: 7.28) vs Bryan Woo (1-3, ERA: 4.58)

The potential candidate to take the mound for the Orioles is Kyle Muller. In a recent appearance last Wednesday, Muller pitched for four innings in a relief role and was not credited with the decision in a 4-0 home loss to the Kansas City Royals. During this outing, he issued a couple of walks and surrendered only one hit, which resulted in a solo home run by Bobby Witt Jr. In the current season, Muller has participated in 11 starts and a pair of relief appearances, amassing a record of 1-4, along with a rather high 7.28 ERA and a 1.89 WHIP across 59.1 innings. Throughout the first half of the season, the 25-year-old left-handed pitcher had struggled with a 7.79 ERA and a 6.07 FIP before landing on the injured list on July 1. He returned on August 18, pitching 3.1 innings and allowing two runs, resulting in a no-decision against the Baltimore Orioles.


As for Monday night’s Mariners’ starting pitcher, Bryan Woo is expected to take the mound. He holds a 4.58 ERA and a 1-3 record. Seattle’s bullpen has played a significant role this year, maintaining an impressive performance by limiting opponents to an average of just 4.1 runs per game, ranking them fourth best in the MLB in this category. At present, Cal Raleigh leads the Mariners with 25 home runs, while Eugenio Suarez stands as the team leader with 83 runs batted in.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Seattle Mariners -204, Total Odds: 8.5

Over the past ten days, the Athletics’ bullpen has been quite active, pitching 45 innings. In this span, they have achieved a record of 3-1 with two saves, yet their performance has been somewhat lackluster, yielding an ERA of 4.40 and a 3.83 FIP. Kyle Muller is set to face the Seattle Mariners for the second time this season. In their previous encounter on May 22, the Mariners proved to be a challenge for Muller, scoring six earned runs off eight hits and two walks in a span of five innings. Given this history, I’m not confident that the Athletics will effectively control the Mariners’ batting lineup. Thus, my inclination is to favor Seattle with a -1.5-run spread.


Turning our attention to the Seattle side, their bullpen has been fairly productive over the last ten days, accumulating a 3-1 record and four saves over 30 innings pitched. Their combined efforts have resulted in a 3.90 ERA and a 2.74 FIP. Moreover, the Mariners’ lineup has exhibited strong performance, boasting a 221 wRC+ against left-handed pitchers in 79 plate appearances and a 163 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers in 275 plate appearances. While it’s reasonable to assume that the Mariners will face challenges eventually, I don’t foresee that happening during this series.


Oakland Athletics Betting Trends

Oakland is 0-7 SU in their last 7 matches with the Mariners
The Oakland Athletics are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games on the road.
The Athletics are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road against Seattle.
The total stayed UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games against an American League West Division opponent.


Seattle Mariners Betting Trends

The total remained UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games against the A’s.
The Seattle Mariners are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Seattle is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home against the Athletics.
The total went OVER in 6 of Seattle’s last 8 games against an opponent in the American League.


Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners 8/28/2023 Betting Picks

The Athletics have struggled this season, making any visit to T-Mobile Park a tough task. The Mariners, on a hot streak with 9 wins in 10 games, are the favorites. Expect them to dominate the series and solidify their AL West lead. For insights, consider checking out free expert sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: Seattle Mariners will win 5-2.


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