Will Rogers Free Pick
Seattle vs. Oakland,
07/02/2015 22:05 EDT,
Score: 0 - 4
Total: +100/+7 Under
1* free play on SEA@OAK to go UNDER the total...
The Oakland A's took two of three at home against the Rockies, but they still own the worst home record in the American League. They host the Mariners in Game 1 of a four game series at Overstock Coliseum tonight, and Seattle's pitching staff has shutout the opposition in two straight. I think runs may be hard to come by again in Oakland tonight.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. Pitching - Roenis Elias will get the nod for the visitors, and he's been rather hit or miss of late. Elias (4-5, 4.25 ERA) didn't have his best stuff in his last start, giving up seven runs on run on five hits over 3.2 innings in a home loss to the Royals. He was dominant in his previous start, giving up two runs on four hits and striking out 10 in a win over Houston. The A's will counter with Scott Kazmir, who owns a miniscule 2.79 ERA.
2. Batter vs. Pitcher - The Mariners lineup has hit a measly .221 versus Kazmir, with more strikeouts (40) than hits (33).
3. X-Factor - The Mariners have seen the total go under in seven of their last eight versus left-handed pitching.
Selection: This is a play on Seattle@Oakland to go UNDER the total (10*)