Oakland (Neal) at Seattle (Iwakuma) -190 O/U 8
The Seattle Mariners host the Oakland Athletics for the final game of a three-game set tonight in Safeco Field. The Mariners sit atop the American League West standings and have played well in many facets. The Mariners downfall is they have struggled offensively at home, posting a well below average team OPS of .684. The Athletics have all kinds of issues as well. Oakland’s lineup has been decimated by injuries. Mark Canha and Sam Fuld are lost for the season and they are currently missing Josh Reddick. Over its last six games, Oakland has totaled just 19 runs while batting under .200. On the hill for Seattle will be Hisashi Iwakuma who got off to a tough start to this year’s campaign. He has however pitched much better of late including a 7-inning, 1 earned run effort against the Athletics earlier this month. Zach Neal gets the start for the A’s, Neal is being recalled to make his first major-league start in place of injured ace Sonny Gray. The University of Oklahoma product was 5-1 with a 2.53 ERA in seven starts at Triple-A Nashville. Taking into consideration the Mariners offensive struggles at home, combined with the fact that Iwakuma dominated this A’s lineup just a couple weeks ago. I recommend a wager on the under tonight in the spacious ballpark of Safeco Field.