Mariners vs. Indians - 6/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (32-26) at Seattle Mariners (33-26)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
J Tomlin (8-1) (3.54) vs. N Karns (5-2) (4.23)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -130 / Cleveland Indians +120 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners end their four-game series late Thursday night.
The Cleveland Indians look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Indians have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Cleveland Indians have an ERA of 3.79 and have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 69 hits, Jason Kipnis has 29 RBI and Mike Napoli has 14 home runs. Josh Tomlin gets the ball, and he’s 8-1 with a 3.54 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Tomlin is 4-1 with a 3.41 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Seattle Mariners offense continues to roll, and they’ve won 11 of their last 15 games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 70 hits, Nelson Cruz has 43 RBI and Kyle Seager has 10 home runs. Nathan Karns takes the hill, and he’s 5-2 with a 4.23 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Karns is 1-1 with a 3.78 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 10-4 in their last 14 during game 4 of a series and 17-4 in Tomlins last 21 starts. The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games and 8-2 in Karns' last 10 starts. The Indians are 4-1 in Tomlins last 5 starts vs. Mariners.
The Mariners continue to put runs on the board by the truckload, and they've had some solid success against the Indians in this series. So, while Tomlin has been decent this season, I'm going to continue riding the hot offense and take the Mariners at home.