Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox Betting Preview
The Seattle Mariners (2-3, 2-3 away) battle the Chicago White Sox (3-1, 1-0 home) in game two of a three-game set between American League opponents.
Chicago opened up the series with a 3-2 triumph over the Mariners. The two squads will wrap up the series on Thursday and won’t meet up again until a three-game series in Seattle in September.
Wednesday’s first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. EST at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL. Seattle is favored on the moneyline (-115), and the over-under total is at nine runs.
What to Know – Seattle Mariners
Seattle’s now lost three in a row after a 2-0 start to begin its 2022 campaign. The Mariners, who made a handful of moves in the offseason to strengthen their lineup, were projected to finish third in the AL West.
Southpaw Robbie Ray (1-0, 1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP) takes the mound for the second time this season, looking to build off his season debut. Ray, who won the 2021 American League Cy Young, signed with the Mariners in the offseason from the Toronto Blue Jays.
The 30-year-old limited the Minnesota Twins to one run on three hits with four walks and five strikeouts to pick up the victory.
The Mariners’ offense is off to a rough start with a .183 team batting average through the first week of games. Outfielder Mitch Haniger leads the team with a pair of home runs and five runs driven in. Third baseman Ty France and shortstop J.P. Crawford have five hits apiece for Seattle.
What to Know – Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have won three in a row after blowing their season-opener last Friday at Detriot. Chicago is projected to repeat as the AL Central champion after winning the division by 13 games last year.
Dallas Keuchel makes his 2022 debut on the hill for the White Sox. The left-hander is in his third season on Southside and 11th in the majors. Keuchel wrapped up 2021 with a 9-9 record, 5.28 ERA, and 1.53 WHIP over 30 starts on the mound.
Chicago’s offense could be one of the best in AL if they can stay healthy. Designated hitter Andrew Vaughn is 4-for-10 at the plate with a pair of home runs and six RBI through three games. Outfielder Luis Roberts (.375) and veteran first baseman Jose Abreu (.357) have both started off hot at the dish.
The Pick is In
Seattle gets to showcase one of those offseason additions Wednesday night when Ray takes the mound. The staff ace and Cy Young winner looked marvelous in his debut but will face a tougher lineup in Chicago.
Kuechel tries to bounce back after a lackluster performance last season where the 34-year-old logged his highest ERA of his career. He will get a chance to start off on the right foot against an offensive lineup that has produced only 12 runs over the first five games.
Ray limits the White Sox early, but Chicago capitalizes against the Mariners’ bullpen to deal Seattle another tough loss.
Betting Pick: Chicago White Sox ML