Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians Betting Preview

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The Seattle Mariners will head east to Progressive Field to play the Cleveland Indians. SportsTime Ohio will televise this AL matchup and the game is slated to get underway at 6:10 p.m. ET.

Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians Odds

Vegas is listing Cleveland (-115) as the favorite over Seattle (+105). Bettors can gamble on the game’s total with odds sitting at +105 for over 8 runs and -125 for under 8. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at Mariners +1.5 runs (-200) and Indians +-1.5 runs (+170).

The Indians are 13-9 SU and 8-13 ATS. The team’s lost 1.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.2 units against the spread (ATS). Cleveland has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. On the other hand, the Mariners are 13-10 SU and have gone 13-9 ATS. Overall, the team’s gained 2.7 units for moneyline gamblers through the early part of the season and 3.6 units ATS. Seattlehas covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven.

Cleveland games have had an over/under record of 7-14 so far in 2018. Seattle has been a decent over bet with a total record of 14-8.

Southpaw James Paxton is getting the nod for the visiting Mariners. Paxton is 1-1 with a 5.61 ERA and 34 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with four strikeouts and an 11.57 ERA against Cleveland this year.

The Indians will turn to righty Mike Clevinger (2-0, 1.75 ERA), who’s got 17 strikeouts and eight walks as well as a WHIP of 1.05. Clevinger hasn’t faced the Mariners yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.64 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 8.31 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.96, along with a WHIP of 1.46.

Mariners hitters have slashed .250/.314/.414 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game this season, including 3.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Seattle’s hitters have been led by right fielder Mitch Haniger and second baseman Robinson Cano, who have combined to blast 10 home runs. Haniger is slashing .305/.372/.659 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs and 12 runs scored, while Cano (.313/.439/.438) is up to two homers, nine RBIs and 16 runs scored.

Putting up a slash line of .312/.371/.519 across 455 plate appearances, Cano performed well against right-handed pitching last year (his total season line was .280/.338/.453).

In the home-team dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have given up 3.0 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 2.78 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.97, a WHIP of 1.01 and a K/9 of 9.5.

Cleveland’s offense has put up 3.5 runs per contest, including 4.1 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .256/.318/.463 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Third baseman Jose Ramirez and outfielder Michael Brantley have led the Indians’ batters so far. Ramirez is hitting .265/.371/.542 with seven home runs, 12 RBIs and 11 runs scored, while Brantley’s line is .315/.339/.444 with 17 hits, eight RBIs and two runs.

Compared to his overall season slash line of .318/.374/.583, Ramirez seemed to have some trouble hitting lefties at home last season, slashing .295/.340/.442 over 103 such plate appearances.

The Mariners have lost 0.3 units and are 7-8 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 11 of those games, compared to four that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Indians have netted 2.5 units and are 1-4 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in one of those games, as opposed to four which went under the total.

Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The Indians have won four of their last five games SU.
  • Cleveland has recorded 23.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.8 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.