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Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners

June 6, 2024


Two AL West division foes will square off in the rubber match of a three-game series when the Seattle Mariners travel to Oakland, California, to face the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The first pitch of Game 3 is scheduled for 3:37 PM ET on Thursday afternoon and will air on NBC Sports California and Root Sports Northwest.

Seattle Mariners Team Preview

The Seattle Mariners saw their four-game winning streak end as they suffered only their 2nd loss in their last ten games following a 1-2 loss in Game 2 of the series on the road against the Oakland Athletics by a score of 1-2. The Mariners have pitched well in the series against the Athletics. However, the bats for Seattle have been cold, as they have averaged 2.5 runs per game in the first two games.

Logan Gilbert suffered his fourth loss this season and dropped his overall record to one game below .500 at 3-4. However, he still recorded a quality start after pitching seven innings and only allowing one earned run while striking out five batters against the Athletics. Julio Rodriguez was the only one to score a run in the game for Seattle, which came in the top of the 9th inning when he hit a one-run home run.

Seattle has won seven of the last ten meetings in the series against Oakland and has outscored the Athletics by an average of 4.6 to 3 runs per game. The Seattle Mariners will look to win the series 2-1 when they travel to face the Oakland Athletics for Game 3.

Oakland Athletics Team Preview

The Oakland Athletics are 13 games below .500 this season with a record of 25-8, which puts them in fourth place in the AL West, only better than the Los Angeles Angels, and gives them the third-worst record in the American League.

Oakland also has the 2nd worst run differential in the American League at -65, which is only better than the Chicago White Sox and is the 4th worst run differential in baseball, also better than the Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins. However, Oakland had a dominant pitching performance on Wednesday night with a 2-1 win in Game 2 of the series as Joey Estes improved his record to 2-1 this season after pitching 6 ? innings of shutout baseball and only allowing one hit with no walks while striking out five batters against the Mariners.

The win in Game 2 also ended the two-game losing streak in the series and the three-game losing streak this season. After losing their previous three series, the Oakland Athletics can end that losing streak with a win in Game 3 on Thursday afternoon when they host the Seattle Mariners.

Odds and Series Trends

BetNow has the Seattle Mariners listed as -140 moneyline favorites on the road against the Oakland Athletics for Game 3 of the series on Thursday afternoon. Seattle has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings against Oakland and has outscored the Athletics by an average of 4.6 to 3 runs in the last ten and 4.33 to 3 runs per game over the previous three games in the series.

Game Pick

Seattle has been the dominant team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series, and have won by an average margin of 1.6 runs per game in the previous ten and 1.33 runs per game in the last three matchups. The Mariners will also have one of the best pitchers on the mound for Game 3 of the series, with Bryan Woo getting the nod for the final game.

Woo is 2-0 this season with an ERA of 1.30 and has recorded 18 strikeouts in his last three starts against the Athletics. He has a record of 2-0 with a no-decision and has not allowed a run in those starts while averaging 4.67 strikeouts in those matchups. As a result, I am taking the moneyline for the Seattle Mariners when they face the Oakland Athletics for the final game of a three-game series on Thursday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: Seattle Mariners Moneyline (-140)