Colorado Rockies at Seattle Mariners Matchup

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The Colorado Rockies will be taking on the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. This interleague showdown starts at 4:10 p.m. ET and fans can catch the game on both RTNW and ATRM.

Colorado Rockies at Seattle Mariners Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Colorado (+170) as the underdog to Seattle (-180). Bettors can wager on the games total with odds listed at even money (+100) for over 7.5 runs and -120 for under 7.5. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds standing at Rockies +1.5 runs (-130) and Mariners -1.5 runs (+110).

The Mariners are 56-33 straight up (SU) and 46-42 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 22.1 units for moneyline bettors and 1.9 units (ATS). Seattle has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, have gone 45-43 SU this year and are 43-44 ATS. In total, the teams lost 0.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 0.5 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Neither squad has been an obvious over/under play this year. Mariners games have an over/under record of 43-44-1 so far in 2018. The Rockies have an over/under record of 41-43-3.

Left-hander Kyle Freeland is projected to start for the visiting Rockies. Freeland is 8-6 with a 3.25 ERA and 84 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Mariners this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 3.00 ERA and three strikeouts across six innings).

The Mariners will turn to lefty James Paxton (8-2, 3.39 ERA), who has 145 strikeouts and 32 walks as well as a 1.07 WHIP. Paxton only made one start against the Rockies in 2017 (1-0, 0.00 ERA and six strikeouts across 5.1 innings).

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.48 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.45 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.39, along with a K-per-9 of 8.73.

The Rockies offense has slashed .253/.320/.424 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.2 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).

Colorado’s hitters have been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story, who have combined to blast 38 home runs. Arenado is hitting .310/.393/.594 with 22 home runs, 63 RBIs and 57 runs scored, while Story has a .282 average with 16 homers, 60 RBIs, 44 runs and 11 steals.

In the home-team dugout, Seattle’s pitchers have given up 4.1 runs per game overall this year. The clubs starters have a 3.95 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.80 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.7 K/9.

The Seattle hitters have put up 4.3 runs per contest, including 3.9 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .244/.288/.394 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Mariners hitters have been led by shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon. Segura is hitting .331/.360/.466 with six home runs, 46 RBIs, 60 runs and 14 steals, and Gordon’s line sits at .283/.303/.350 with 93 hits, 21 RBIs, 39 runs and 22 stolen bases.

The Rockies have lost 1.0 units and are 20-15 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 13 of those games, compared to 20 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 0.4 units and are 15-13 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 11 of those games, compared to 16 which went under the total.

Colorado Rockies vs. Seattle Mariners Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in five of Colorado’s last seven games.
  • The Rockies have won seven of their last eight games SU.
  • Seattle has recorded 22.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 18.4 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit 12 home runs over its last 10 games.