Seattle Mariners vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/21/14
New York Mets (46-51) at Seattle Mariners (52-45)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Jonathon Niese (L) (5-4) (2.961) vs. Roenis Elias (L) (7-8) (4.540)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -113 / New York Mets +103 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, ROOT-NW
The Seattle Mariners and New York Mets will begin a three-game series on Monday.
Despite losing two of three to the San Diego Padres, the Mets have still won seven of their last 10 games overall. The difference is a Mets offense that has produced four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Mets have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. David Wright has eight RBI in his last 10 games and Dainel Murphy has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. The Mets have an ERA of 3.53, 10th in all of baseball. Jonathon Niese takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 2.96 ERA and has 74 strikeouts in 103.1 innings. This is Niese’s first career game against the Mariners.
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The Mariners have lost six of their last nine games and are six games above a .500 record. The issue for the Mariners continues to be an inconsistent offense, as they have been held to three or less runs in 11 of their last 13 games. The Mariners have lost seven of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Kyle Seager has three homers in his last seven games and Robinson Cano has hit safely in eight of his last nine games. The Mariners have an ERA of 3.10, second best in the majors. Starting is Roenis Elias, who is 7-8 with a 4.54 ERA and has 96 strikeouts in 113 innings. This is Elias’ first career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 5-1 in Nieses last 6 interleague starts and 6-2 in Nieses last 8 starts with 16 or more days of rest. The Mariners are 2-6 in Elias' last 8 starts as a favorite and 3-7 in Elias' last 10 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Mets are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings.
The Mariners should win this game with the better offense, better pitcher and the fact they're at home. Give me Seattle for the cheap price.