The Oakland Athletics will be hosting the Seattle Mariners this weekend in a series that has serious playoff implications for the home team. MLB odds are available at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Mariners have had a very strange season to play say the least. There win-loss record is not anything earth shattering, but they have hung in there and played tough the whole season. They did defeat the Angels yesterday 9-4 and will be looking to play the role spoiler once again this weekend in Oakland. Toeing the rubber tonight for the Mariners is Blake Beavan who’s coming off solid back-to-back starts versus the first-place Rangers. In those two starts over 14 innings he allowed just two runs.
Oakland is still looking to take over Texas for the top spot in the division and also have the wild-card to fall back on. The postseason is looming large for this overachieving bunch and they could smell a postseason berth. In game one of this important series they will start AJ Griffin who is coming off a pair of less than stellar outings. In his last two starts he has given up nine runs on 15 hits.
While Oakland is clearly the better team, again the pitching matchup is decidedly in Seattle’s favor. We think Griffin will continue to struggle and since Seattle is such an attractive value pick here on the moneyline we will take Seattle in this game at the sports books.