Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox Free Preview

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The Seattle Mariners will be taking on the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. This AL matchup will begin at 2:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will be showing the game.

Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Chicago (+135) is coming into this one as the underdog to Seattle (-145) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this day game at 9.5 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). You can also bet on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at +100 for the Mariners -1.5 runs and -120 for the White Sox +1.5.

The White Sox are only 5-15 SU and 7-12 ATS. The team has lost 8.7 units for moneyline bettors and 7.0 units against the spread (ATS). Chicago has covered the spread just twice in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven. The Mariners have gone 12-10 SU this year and are 13-8 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 1.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline through the early part of the season and 4.7 units ATS. Seattlehas covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven.

Chicago games have an over/under record of 11-7-1 so far in 2018. The Mariners have been a decent over bet with a total record of 14-7.

Felix Hernandez is getting the nod for the visiting Mariners. The right-handed Hernandez is 2-2 with a 5.06 ERA and 20 strikeouts. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 1.80 ERA and five strikeouts over five innings).

The White Sox are handing the ball to righty James Shields (1-2, 6.17 ERA), who has 11 strikeouts and 13 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.71. Shields only made one start against the Mariners in 2017 (0-1, 6.00 ERA across six innings).

Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 6.3 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 6.12 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 5.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.47 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 9.8 K/9.

The Chicago offense is putting up 3.7 runs per contest, including 2.8 per game over its last 10 games and 2.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .233/.286/.374 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Jose Abreu and second baseman Yoan Moncada have led the White Sox hitters so far. Abreu is hitting .293/.356/.549 with six home runs, 12 RBIs and 12 runs scored, and Moncada’s line is .244/.352/.500 with four homers, 10 RBIs and 13 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.46 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.28 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.11, along with a K/9 of 9.56.

Mariners hitters have slashed .251/.313/.416 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game this season, including 3.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Seattle’s offense has been powered by right fielder Mitch Haniger and second baseman Robinson Cano. Haniger is hitting .321/.389/.692 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs and 12 runs scored, while Cano is hitting .321/.430/.449 with two homers, nine RBIs and 16 runs scored.

Compared to his total season slash line of .280/.338/.453, Cano appeared to enjoy hitting righties in 2017, putting up a slash line of .312/.371/.519 over 455 plate appearances.

The Mariners have lost 1.4 units and are 7-7 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 11 of those games, as opposed to three that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 5.8 units and are 5-9 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in seven of those games, as opposed to six that’ve gone under.

Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • Chicago has posted 18.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 17.6 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.