Seattle Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles Matchup

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The Baltimore Orioles are trying to avoid losing their fourth consecutive game as they play host to the Seattle Mariners at Oriole Park. This AL matchup will get underway at 7:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Mid-Atlantic Sports Network to catch the game.

Seattle Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds

Baltimore (+110) is coming into this one as the underdog against Seattle (-120) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this game at 9.5 runs. Odds for betting on the games total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at +125 for the Mariners -1.5 runs and -145 for the Orioles +1.5.

The Orioles are 23-55 straight up (SU) and 28-49 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 29.3 units for moneyline bettors and 27.1 units (ATS). Baltimore has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Mariners, on the other hand, have gone 49-31 SU this year and are 41-38 ATS. Overall, the teams accumulated 15.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.5 units ATS. Seattle is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Orioles games have an over/under record of 32-43-2 thus far in 2018. Seattle has an over/under record of 40-38-1.

Wade LeBlanc will get the start for the visiting Mariners. The left-handed LeBlanc is 3-0 with a 3.26 ERA and 54 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Orioles this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Orioles are planning to start righty Alex Cobb (2-9, 6.56 ERA), who has 49 strikeouts and 18 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.63 WHIP. Cobb only made one start against the Mariners in 2017 (0-1, 16.20 ERA and three strikeouts across five innings).

Baltimore’s pitchers have given up 5.1 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The teams starters have an ERA of 5.18, a WHIP of 1.50 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.7. The bullpen has a 4.35 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

Baltimore’s hitters are putting up 3.7 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over their last five. The teams hit .220/.283/.379 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Orioles hitters have been led by shortstop Manny Machado and outfielder Adam Jones. Machado is hitting .301/.371/.552 with 19 home runs, 55 RBIs and 37 runs scored, and Jones is hitting .289 with 10 homers, 31 RBIs and 32 runs.

In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.10 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 7.97 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.92, along with a K/9 of 10.06.

Mariners hitters have slashed .259/.324/.420 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.9 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon have led Seattle’s hitters. The speedy Segura is slashing .337/.364/.479 with six home runs, 44 RBIs, 53 runs and 14 steals, while Gordon (.289/.309/.357) has produced one homers, 20 RBIs, 37 runs and 20 stolen bases.

The Mariners have gained 15.8 units and are 27-25 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 29 of those games, compared to 23 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 5.5 units and are 11-16 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 11 of those games, compared to 15 which went under the total.

Seattle Mariners at Baltimore Orioles Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Orioles, ATS Winner – Orioles, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • Seattle has tallied 13 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Baltimore has 14 XBH over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.
  • Seattle has recorded 20.5 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 outings and 24.2 over its last five.