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MLB Pick: Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox

Overview

The Seattle Mariners head to Chicago for a three game series with the Chicago White Sox. These teams have yet to face each other so far this season but the Mariners have not feared well against the White Sox of late losing 15 of the last 20 meetings. This trend gets even worse in Chicago where the Mariners have lost 41 of the last 56 meetings.

Head to Head Trends

Mariners are 5-15 in the last 20 meetings.
Mariners are 15-41 in the last 56 meetings in Chicago.

Chicago White Sox (-160)

The Chicago White Sox are 4th in the American League Central 10 games back of the Detroit Tigers. The White Sox  are 6 games under .500 on the season but are actually 2 games over .500 at home with a 22-20 record. This season the White Sox are averaging 4.30 runs per game on offense which is about average in the American League but their problem is on the other side of the ball where they are allowing 4.72 runs per game which is good for 2nd last in the AL. Starting for the White Sox is lefty Chris Sale who has been quite impressive this season going 7-1 with a 2.30 earned run average.

Chicago White Sox Trends

White Sox are 9-19 in their last 28 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
White Sox are 1-5 in Sales last 6 starts vs. American League West.

Seattle Mariners (+150)

The Seattle Mariners are 3rd in the American League West 5 games back of the Oakland Athletics but with the great pitching they have been getting lately they have been gaining ground and gaining it fast. The Mariners have lost just 4 of their last 17 games and like I mentioned above its largely due to great pitching although they have been hitting the ball pretty good lately as well. Over this 17 game hot stretch the Mariners pitching staff have allowed 2 of less runs in an incredible 11 of those games. The Mariners have great starting pitching but they also have one of if not the best bullpen in all of baseball and this is why they have a Major League leading 3.40 runs allowed per game. Starting for the Mariners is lefty Roenis Elias who is 7-6 with a 3.96 ERA on the season.

Seattle Mariners Trends

Mariners are 9-2 in their last 11 games following an off day.
Mariners are 7-1 in Elias’ last 8 starts as an underdog.
Mariners are 19-7 in their last 26 road games.

Conclusion

Even though the White Sox have their ace Chris Sale on the mound I’m still going to have to go with the Seattle Mariners as a +150 underdog. The Mariners are super hot right now getting great pitching and scoring a lot of runs but and this is mainly why I picked them they are 20-11 against left handed starters this season.

Free Pick: Seattle Mariners +150

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Dean kicks ass at giving simple easy to read sports picks and includes the recent stats on both teams. He specializes in NHL and MLB, but also does NBA and Golf picks.

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