From Day Major League Baseball on Wednesday the Seattle Mariners will close out their AL West division series against the Oakland Athletics. They Mariners and Athletics will get things started from Oakland at 3:35PM Eastern Time and you can watch all of the action live on the MLB Extra Innings channel. Updated Major League Baseball odds can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The current odds available for wagering on this MLB contest have the home side Oakland Athletics favored by -126 odds with the return on the road underdog Seattle Mariners at +116 odds. The run total is lined at 7 ½ runs with the under favored by -115 odds and over the total brings back -105 odds. Those who wager the run line with the Oakland Athletics and lay the -1 ½ runs will get back +260 odds. Bettors who chose the +1 ½ run head start with the Seattle Mariners will lay -190 odds for their run line wager.
A check of the standings and we find the Seattle Mariners sitting with a record of 58-67 and trails the first place Texas Rangers by 14 ½ games in the standings with just 37 games left to be played. Oakland is 1 ½ games behind the Rangers and the Athletics have 37 games left on their regular season schedule. Oakland is on the outside looking in for the AL Wildcard race as they trail the Boston Red Sox by 1 ½ games for the final spot in the playoffs.
Seattle will be closing out a nine game road trip and the team is 4-4 in the first eight games. Oakland enters play finishing up a nine game home stand with a mark of 4-4. They struggled out of the gate losing their first two home games to the lowly Houston Astros. This will be a very good pitching matchup as Seattle will send right hander Hisashi Iwakuma to the hill as he will oppose righty A.J. Griffin for the Athletics. Both pitchers don’t allow many base runners and that is key in preventing big innings. Iwakuma in 171 innings pitched this season has a WHIP of 1.00. Griffin 158 innings enters play with a WHIP of 1.15. The ballpark in Oakland favors pitchers.
With our free MLB pick for Wednesday we will play on the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics to play under the total of 7 ½ runs at the sports book.