Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

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The ice-cold Chicago White Sox will try to avoid losing their eighth consecutive game they play host to the Seattle Mariners at Guaranteed Rate Field. The opening pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will be showing this AL showdown.

Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox Odds

Vegas is listing Seattle (-160) as the favorite over Chicago (+150). The total sits at 9.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over for +100 and the under for -120. The game’s current runline odds stand at -110 for taking the Mariners -1.5 runs and -110 for the White Sox +1.5.

The Mariners have gone 11-9 SU this year and are 13-6 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 4.3 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in this young season and 6.7 units ATS. Seattle has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 4-14 SU and 6-11 ATS. The team’s lost 9.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.0 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven.

Chicago games have a 10-7 over/under record so far in 2018. Seattle has an over/under record of 12-7.

Mike Leake will get the nod for the visiting Mariners. The right-handed Leake is 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 15 strikeouts. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The White Sox will put the ball in the right hand of Miguel Gonzalez (0-3, 12.41 ERA, 2.43 WHIP), who has five punchouts and six walks. Gonzalez only made one start against the Mariners in 2017 (0-1, 27.00 ERA across two and 1-third innings).

Chicago’s pitching staff has allowed 6.7 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have a 6.52 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 5.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.79 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 10.5 K/9.

Chicago’s offense has produced 3.6 runs per outing, including 2.7 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .220/.300/.308 over its last five games and is 0-5 SU during that span.

Matt Davidson and Jose Abreu have led the White Sox offense this year. Davidson is hitting .207/.352/.500 with five home runs, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored, and Abreu is hitting .274 with 20 hits, nine RBIs and nine runs.

For the visitors, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 5.26 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.24 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.30, along with a WHIP of 1.40.

The Mariners offense has slashed .256/.320/.420 on its way to 4.3 runs scored per game this season, including 4.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Seattle’s offense has been led by right fielder Mitch Haniger and second baseman Robinson Cano. Haniger is slashing .314/.390/.671 with seven home runs, 22 RBIs and 10 runs scored, while Cano (.329/.447/.471) has produced two homers, nine RBIs and 16 runs scored.

Cano performed well against righty pitching in 2017, maintaining a slash line of .312/.371/.519 across 455 plate appearances (compared to his total season line of .280/.338/.453).

The Mariners have gained 0.1 units and are 7-6 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 10 of those games, as opposed to three that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 6.2 units and are 4-8 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in six of those games, compared to six that went under.

Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The Mariners have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit seven over their last 10.
  • The Seattle defense has allowed four errors over the last
  • 10 games, compared to 10 errors for Chicago over its last 10.
  • The White Sox have lost 12 of their last 13 games SU.