Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners 2023 Preseason Odds, Picks, and Prediction
Two MLB teams who will see plenty of each other on the MLB schedule meet in the final week of spring training. The Seattle Mariners (13-10) are still pursuing a Cactus League title, while the Oakland Athletics standings have them nearly out of the hunt at 10-13.
The Mariners have a good opportunity to pull closer in the MLB standings, having won three straight games and sending their ace to face the A’s.
Here is a breakdown of the odds, teams, and Athletics vs Mariners picks.
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners Odds
The MLB odds are not yet posted for this game, but one can expect the Seattle Mariners odds to be favored rather heavily for a spring training game.
However, the A’s have shown some fight. After our breakdown of teams, we’ll offer Athletics vs Mariners picks with estimated odds.
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners Matchup Information
Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Location of the Game: Peoria Stadium, Peoria, AZ.
Date and Time: Friday, March 24, 2023, 9:40 PM ET.
How to Watch: ROOT Northwest+
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Preview
The Oakland Athletics are giving the ball to Mason Miller. He is 24 years old and stands 6 foot 500, and weighs 200 pounds. His professional experience is limited, but he dominated his eight innings of rookie ball between 2021 and 2022. He started three games in high-A, where he was 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA and 13 strikeouts in seven innings. Then, MLB player stats show, he was 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and seven strikeouts in five innings in triple-A.
Miller is getting the opportunity to show what he’s got after a quick ascension through the minor league system. The likelihood is that he will start the season in the minor leagues, but he could be a quick call-up if the A’s are hampered on the MLB injury report.
Oakland Athletics’ Revamped Lineup
Lineups are not out, but Oakland has revamped its lineup. It may be able to compete in more MLB games with more power. In addition to Seth Brown, the A’s added the thunderous bat of Jesus Aguilar, who has three doubles and a home run while hitting .281 in 32 at-bats this spring. They also have more speed with Esteury Ruiz, who stole 80 bases in the minors last season, and Christian Pache.
It may be another lean year for the A’s, but they are slowly starting to build a core in the outfield with former first-round pick JJ Bleday starting out in triple-A.
The Seattle Mariners are looking to build on last season, when they won 90 games and were a wildcard team. They have spent money to beef up the lineup, add depth and shore up the rotation. They will be popular among MLB picks to get to the playoffs, despite tougher competition by their American League West rivals.
Plenty of that talent will be on display Friday as ace Luis Castillo takes the mound. He has not looked his best in 12 innings, with 12 strikeouts and nine runs (seven earned) allowed in four appearances. But the Mariners are hoping he gets back on track with the season starting next week.
It will be a challenge for the Mariners’ lineup, who has not seen Miller pitch. But the lineup is full of talent with young star Julio Rodriguez, the additions of Teoscar Hernandez and Kolten Wong, power with Cal Raleigh and Eugenio Suarez, and plenty more.
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Picks
Most spring training games have featured higher-scoring games than before. The new rules have played an impact, including the pitch clock, batters set time to be ready, the ban on the shift, and more. Scoring has ticked up from last season’s spring training.
Expect an over-under of around 10.5 runs and the Mariners to be -1.5 (+170).
- We’d take the over and the Mariners for our Athletics vs Mariners picks.
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