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#4927 Oakland Athletics vs.
#4928 Seattle Mariners
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 4:10pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The Seattle Mariners (87-70) will be trying to secure the second AL Wildcard spot when they face the Oakland Athletics (56-102) in the final game of their three-game weekend series on Sunday afternoon.

James Kaprielian, 4-9, 4.43 ERA, will get the start for the Athletics. The Mariners will counter with Robbie Ray, 12-11, 3.58 ERA.

Oakland and Seattle split their last 10 meetings.

**This preview was written before Saturday’s game was played**

Athletics Trying To Snap Losing Streak

The Athletics have the worst record in the American League, and they’ve played like that over the past week, losing six straight games. They will try to turn things around with a win over the Mariners, which will give them their first win in their last seven games.

Oakland is averaging 3.51 runs per game. Their .217 batting average is 30th in the league. Their .282 on base percentage is also 30th, while their .348 slugging percentage is 29th.

Sean Murphy leads the Mariners with a .250 batting average and 66 RBI, while Seth Brown leads the team with 25 home runs.

Oakland’s pitching is one of the worst in the league, with the team giving up 4.83 runs per game. Opponents have a .255 batting average against the Athletics, which is 25th in the league. Their 4.61 ERA is 25th, while their 1.34 WHIP is 24th.

In his last start, Kaprielian gave up 10 hits and six runs in six innings, leading to a 4-3 loss to the Angels. They will need another solid start from him if they want to win this game.

Mariners Going For Fifth Win In Eight Games

The Mariners are playing well at the moment, and they’ve won four straight games. They are in second place in the AL Wildcard standings, 1.5 games behind Toronto and 1.5 games ahead of Tampa Bay. They will try to move close to Toronto with a win over the Athletics, which will give them their fifth win in a row.

Seattle is averaging 4.19 runs per game. Their .228 batting average is 28th in the league. Their .313 on base percentage is 16th, while their .387 slugging percentage is 18th.

Julio Rodriguez leads Seattle with a .280 batting average, while Eugenio Suarez leads the team with 31 home runs and 85 RBI.

Seattle’s pitching has been good, with the team giving up 3.78 runs per game. Opponents have a .236 batting average against the Mariners, which is 11th in the league. Their 3.55 ERA is seventh, while their 1.19 WHIP is eighth.

In his last start, Ray gave up six hits and two runs in 5.2 innings, leading to a 5-0 loss to Texas. They will need a similar effort from him if they want to get the win.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Athletics have lost six in a row and six straight road games. They aren’t playing well offensively and managed only four runs in their last three games. Things won’t get any easier for them in this game because they don’t make good contact against left-handers and Ray has done well on the mound in recent starts, giving up 11 runs in his last five starts. He gave up five runs in his last five starts against the Athletics and will keep their offense in check. The Mariners have won four in a row. They are playing well offensively, scoring five or more runs in three of their last five games. They won’t have trouble scoring in this game because Kaprielian has struggled on the mound in recent starts, giving up 18 runs in his last four starts. He gave up 10 runs in his last three road starts and will have a hard time slowing down the Mariners, so go with Seattle to cover the run line.

Prediction: Seattle Mariners -1.5

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Athletics are averaging 3.51 runs per game and 3.88 runs per game on the road. They averaged 3.67 runs per game in their last three games against the Mariners. With Seattle giving up 3.53 runs per game at home, the Athletics will hit their average in this game. The Mariners are averaging 4.19 runs per game and 3.75 runs per game at home. They averaged 3.67 runs per game in their last three games against the Athletics. With Oakland giving up 4.62 runs per game on the road, the Mariners won’t score enough runs to push the score over the total. The Athletics and Mariners played under the total in six of their last nine meetings.

Prediction: Under 7
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu , "Bosun Akinpelu"

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking and betting on winners for quite some time, so if you want to crush the books, then stick with Bosun.