[9:10 PM] Athletics @ Mariners

Who will WIN this matchup?

Oakland Athletics (67-92)

@ Seattle Mariners (85-74)


Starting Pitchers:

Cotton (OAK): 2-0; 1.44 ERA

Iwakuma (SEA) 16-12; 3.96 ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Oakland Athletics: 1-9

Seattle Mariners: 7-3


Current odds:

Oakland Athletics: (+149)

Seattle Mariners: (-162)


ESPN simulations have Seattle as 58.5% favorites to win the game.

76% of sports bets are currently on Seattle to win as (-162) favorites.

The Seattle Mariners have continued to make the American League wild-card standings congested down the stretch and hope to tighten things up even more when they host the Oakland Athletics on Saturday for the third contest of their season-ending four-game series. The Mariners rolled to their third straight victory Friday, a 5-1 triumph that drew them within one game of Toronto for the second wild card with two to play.

eattle relied on its power Friday, belting four home runs — including two by Robinson Cano — to secure its seventh victory in nine contests. Cano raised his career-high total to 38 homers and reached the 100-RBI plateau for the fourth time in his career and first since collecting 107 in 2013. Rookie Ryon Healy’s blast was one of the two hits recorded Friday by the Athletics, who have lost 10 of their last 11 games.

Cotton continued the impressive beginning to his major league career Sunday when he limited Texas to one run and three hits over seven innings en route to victory. The 24-year-old native of the Virgin Islands has allowed just one earned run in each of his four starts and worked at least six frames on three occasions.

Iwakuma has recorded 25 percent of his career-high 16 victories this season against Oakland to improve to 9-5 with a 3.82 ERA in 15 career games (14 starts) versus the Athletics.

Seattle 3B Kyle Seager has hit safely in five straight contests, going 7-for-21 in that span.


StreakSmarts Pick: Seattle Mariners

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick