Run Line Blowout MLB 8*
(MLB) Oakland vs. Seattle, 05/24/2023 9:40 PM, Score: 1 - 6
Point Spread: -1.50 | -136.00 Seattle (Home)
Result: Win
#924 ASA PLAY ON 8* Seattle Mariners -1.5 on the Run Line (-135) over Oakland Athletics, Wednesday at 9:40 PM ET - We have successfully gone to the "play against" well a handful of times already this season when it comes to the Athletics. That said, we have no hesitation in this spot and will come right back and go against them again here as Oakland continues to be the worst team in baseball. The Mariners have struggled this season against teams with a winning record but have feasted against non-winning teams this season and have gone 17-7 against them! Oakland is 10-40 this season and simply consistently bad. They are 5-20 at home and 5-20 on the road this season. Yes, they consistently lose 80% of their games. Of course that is why they are a huge underdog here but we can get a reasonable price on the Mariners by playing Seattle at -1.5 on the run line in this one. The Mariners have won by 2 or more runs in 19 of their 24 wins this season. The A's have had 31 of 40 losses by at least a 2-run margin this season. This includes, prior to last night's 1-run loss, 14 of last 15 losses by at least a 2-run margin of defeat for Oakland. The Athletics have a bullpen ERA of 6.53 which ranks dead last in the majors while Seattle's relief pitching has a 3.07 ERA for one of the best marks in the majors. We like the Mariners to win big here regardless of the starting pitchers. However, the expected starting pitching match-up does favor Seattle as well. The expected starter for Seattle is Miller. The starter slated for the Athletics is Waldichuk. The Oakland left-hander has a 6.85 ERA and just one win so far this season. Miller has made only 4 starts this season but has been fantastic with a 1.42 ERA and a .128 BAA. This game has home blowout written all over it. We like the Mariners on the run line in this one and look for another big win just like Monday's (11-2 final) here.