Seattle Mariners at Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

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The streaking Colorado Rockies will go for their fifth consecutive victory as they play host to the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field. The game will begin at 3:10 p.m. ET and this interleague matchup will be televised on RTNW and ATRM.

Seattle Mariners vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Seattle (+125) is the underdog against Colorado (-135) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this day game at 12 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at -115 for the under and -105 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the odds standing at -170 for the Mariners +1.5 runs and +150 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Rockies are 50-45 straight up (SU) and 48-46 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 3.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.0 units (ATS). Colorado has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven. The Mariners, on the other hand, are 58-38 SU and have gone 48-47 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 17.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline, but have lost 1.9 units ATS. Seattle’s covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Neither squad has established itself as a strong over/under bet this year. Colorado games have a 44-46-4 over/under record so far in 2018. The Mariners have an over/under record of 47-46-2.

The right-handed Mike Leake will get the start for the visiting Mariners. Leake (8-6, 4.36 ERA) has racked up 71 punchouts in 115.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 0.00 ERA and six strikeouts across seven innings).

The Rockies will turn to lefty Tyler Anderson (6-3, 3.76 ERA), who has 102 strikeouts and 37 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.22. Anderson only made one start against the Mariners in 2017 (0-1, 10.80 ERA and three strikeouts across five innings).

As a unit, Colorado’s pitchers have given up 4.9 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 4.41 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.22 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

The Colorado hitters are putting up 4.9 runs per outing, including 6.6 per game over its last 10 games and 8.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .339/.411/.611 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies offense has been led by shortstop Trevor Story and third baseman Nolan Arenado. Story is hitting .293/.354/.552 with 19 home runs, 67 RBIs, 49 runs and 12 steals, and Arenado is batting .309 with 23 homers, 67 RBIs and 63 runs.

In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.12 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 7.80 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.95, along with a K/9 of 9.58.

The Mariners offense has slashed .258/.321/.416 on its way to 4.3 runs scored per game this year, including 3.2 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Seattle’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon. Segura is slashing .324/.355/.460 with seven home runs, 47 RBIs, 65 runs and 14 stolen bases, while Gordon is hitting .281/.300/.346 with one homers, 21 RBIs, 43 runs and 22 steals.

The Mariners have lost 2.9 units and are 15-15 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 12 of those games, compared to 17 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 3.5 units and are 26-29 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 30 of those games, compared to 23 that went under the total.

Seattle Mariners vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in only two of Seattle’s last seven games.
  • The Mariners have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 18 over their last 10.
  • Colorado has recorded 28.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 32.6 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have dropped four of their last five games SU.