Seattle Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians Betting Preview

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The Seattle Mariners will face off against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. The game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET and SportsTime Ohio will be televising this AL matchup.

Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians Odds

Seattle (+220) is entering this game as the underdog against Cleveland (-240) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 7.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total sit at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Runline odds sit at +100 for taking the Mariners +1.5 runs and -120 for the Indians -1.5.

The Mariners have gone 14-10 SU this year and are 13-10 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 3.7 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going and 2.6 units ATS. Seattle has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Indians, on the other hand, are 13-10 SU and 9-13 ATS. The team’s lost 0.1 units for moneyline bettors and 4.7 units ATS. Cleveland has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven outings and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Cleveland games have an over/under record of 7-15 so far in 2018. Seattle has an over/under record of 14-9.

Erasmo Ramirez is getting the start for the visiting Mariners. The right-handed Ramirez is 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA. He has yet to face the Indians this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 1.13 ERA and 10 strikeouts across eight innings).

The Indians are handing the ball to righty Corey Kluber (3-1, 1.96 ERA), who has 37 strikeouts and six walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 0.76. Kluber is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA in one start against Seattle this year.

Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 5.52 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.64 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.03, along with a K-per-9 of 9.93.

Mariners hitters have slashed .252/.315/.416 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Outfielder Mitch Haniger and second baseman Robinson Cano have led Seattle’s offense. Haniger is slashing .294/.367/.635 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs and 12 runs scored, while Cano (.321/.441/.452) is up to two homers, 10 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

Cano seemed to enjoy hitting righties last year. Over 455 plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .312/.371/.519 (compared to his total season line of .280/.338/.453).

In the home-team dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have yielded 3.1 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 2.91 ERA, 1.03 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 9.2.

The Cleveland hitters have put up 3.5 runs per outing, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .241/.311/.422 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Third baseman Jose Ramirez and first baseman Yonder Alonso have led the Indians’ batters this year. Ramirez is slashing .250/.353/.511 with seven home runs, 12 RBIs and 11 runs scored, while Alonso’s line is .220/.281/.463 with six homers, 15 RBIs and 11 runs.

The Mariners have gained 0.7 units and are 7-9 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 11 of those games, compared to five that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Indians have lost 3.6 units and are 7-9 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in six of those games, as opposed to 10 that’ve cashed the under.

Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • Seattle has recorded 20.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 20.4 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Indians have hit 15 over their last 10.