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Seattle vs. Oakland MLB Betting Line Pick from Alex Smart: September 25th 2017

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics
MLB Betting Line Pick: A’s +105 odds (September 25th 2017)

The A’s , feature a roster packed with promising young talent, which is evident by a current 7 game win streak and a 14-3 run over their past 17 games. The As just  completed a three-game series sweep of the Texas Rangers with an 8-1 route on Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum . The hungry looking Athletics once again look like viable candidates to deliver the cash this Monday evening vs a downtrodden Mariners team that has lost 8 of their L/9 games. I know they go against a Seattle icon in Felix Hernandez, but the former all star and Cy Young award winner, has been dealing with arthritic issues in his shoulder all season long, and has been laboring of late recording a 7.30 ERA in his L/3 starts.

OAKLAND is 7-0 L/7  against the money line in home games after allowing one run or less in a win over a division rival this season winning by an average of 3.6 rpg. OAKLAND is 25-16 against the money line as a home underdog of +100 or higher this season.Mariners are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. American League West.Mariners are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter.Athletics are 8-0 in their last 8 home games.Athletics are 10-1 in their last 11 games vs. a right-handed starter.

MLB team like the As – after 5 or more consecutive wins, in a game involving two marginal losing teams (46 to 49%) are 45-16 dating back 25 seasons for a 74% conversion rate for bettors. Also MLB  team like the As – after 7 or more consecutive wins, a marginal losing team (46% to 49%) playing a losing team are 31-12 for a 72% conversion rate dating back 20 season! Play on the Oakland As to win on the moneyline

Athletics vs. Angels MLB Betting Prediction from Will Rogers: August 30th 2017

Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels
MLB Betting Prediction: Angels -141 odds (August 30th 2017)

The set-up: The Angels will wrap up a 10-game homestand looking for a three-game sweep of the A’s. LA was 2-5 after the Rangers and Astros visited Anaheim but can now finish 5-5 with a win tonight, after 3-1 and 8-2 victories Monday and Tuesday (both wins coming without Mike Trout). Trout (stiff neck) hopes to be in the lineup on Wednesday, although he is mired in an 0-for-17 slump. The Angels remain one game behind the Twins for the second wild-card spot in the American League, while Oakland is just playing out the string, as its 58-74 record is better than only the Tigers and White Sox in the junior circuit.

The pitching matchup: Kendall Graveman (4-4 & 4.24 ERA) goes for Oakland and Parker Bridwell (7-2 & 2.89 ERA) for LA. Graveman was on the DL for two-plus months and his return on Aug. 2  was a disatser. He allowed seven ERs in juts two innings of an 11-2 loss at San Francisco. A no-decision followed but he’s won two of his last three, allowing just five ERs over 20 innings (2.25 ERA). Graveman is 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA in nine career starts against the Angels (team is 5-4). Bridwell just continues to impress. He did suffer his first loss in nine starts this past Friday but allowed only two runs on six hits in seven innings against Houston in a 2-1 loss. He has yielded fewer than three ERs in four consecutive starts and in 10 of his last 12 while issuing more than one walk only once in his last eight outings. The Angels are 11-2 in Bridwell’s 13 starts, giving him MLB’s second-best moneyline mark (plus-$1232). He will be facing Oakland for the first time.

The pick: Graveman has pitched well his last three but Bridwell has been just terrific, since joining the rotation back on May 30. Take the Angels.