Free MLB Picks Today: Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics 5/24/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics 5/24/23
Wed 24th May 2023

The Oakland Athletics (10-40) are on the road to face the Seattle Mariners (24-24) at T-Mobile Park on Wednesday. The Mariners lead the series 2-0 after winning 3-2 on Tuesday, their fifth straight head-to-head victory, including all five games this season.

Starter Marco Gonzales went six innings for the win, allowing two runs on five hits, and Paul Sewald picked up his 10th save with a scoreless ninth. Ty France went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in the win. J.P. Crawford added a home run and two RBIs. Ramon Laureano was 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Athletics.


Ken Waldichuk (1-3, 6.85 ERA) is set for the start for Oakland. The southpaw allowed four runs (three earned) over five innings in his last start, a 5-1 road defeat against the Astros on Friday. He took the loss, scattering five hits while striking out three and walking five.

Waldichuk is making his first appearance against the Mariners this season. Waldichuk made one start against the Mariners in 2022, a 2-1 road loss on September 30. He surrendered one run on three hits over five innings, striking out eight and walking two.

For Seattle, righty Bryce Miller (2-1, 1.42 ERA) will toe the rubber. He has made one prior start against the Athletics this season, giving up one run over six innings in a 2-1 road win on May 2. He gave up two hits while striking out 10 in the no-decision.

In his last start on Friday, Miller took the loss on the road against the Braves. He threw 6.1 innings and gave up three runs on four hits, striking out four and walking one in the 6-2 defeat.


Over the last five games, Oakland has averaged only 1.4 runs a game, down from their season average of 3.6, while slashing worse across the board (.185/.229/.210). Against righties like Miller this season, the A’s have a .644 OPS, second lowest in MLB.

Brent Rooker is the team’s best performer against right-handers with a .849 OPS in 102 at-bats. Seattle is averaging 5.0 runs per game in the last five, up slightly from 4.5 for the season.

The M’s have a .663 OPS against southpaws in 2023, third lowest in the league. With a 1.099 OPS over 43 at-bats, Jarred Kelenic has been their best hitter against left-handers.


Oakland is on a nine-game losing streak on the road, bringing their record to 5-20 in 2023. The A’s have scored 3.9 runs per game away from home, while allowing 7.6 runs.

Seattle has gone 12-12 at their home ballpark this season, averaging 4.4 runs per game while surrendering 3.7. Seattle is 7-3 in the last 10 games between the AL West rivals at T-Mobile Park with an average scoreline of 3.9-3.1.


The Athletics are fifth in the AL West, 21 games behind the division-leading Rangers. The Mariners are fourth in the AL West, six games behind the Rangers.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Seattle Mariners (-300)

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