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Mariners vs. Brewers - 8/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers (52-68) at Seattle Mariners (64-56)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)

Brent Suter (0-0) (0.00) vs. W LeBlanc (2-0) (4.68)

The Line: Seattle Mariners / Milwaukee Brewers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FSWI/RTNW

The Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Milwaukee Brewers could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Brewers have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 4.28 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 130 hits, Ryan Braun has 65 RBI and Chris Carter has 27 home runs. Brent Suter will make his major league debut when he gets the ball tonight. Suter was 35-32 with a 3.38 ERA and 439 strikeouts in his minor league career.

Mariners vs. Brewers - 8/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners offense continues to produce, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 143 hits, Kyle Seager has 79 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 31 home runs. Wade LeBlanc takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 4.68 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. LeBlanc is 2-1 with a 5.19 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

The Brewers are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. American League West. The Mariners are 7-3 in their last 10 Friday games and 4-0 in LeBlancs last 4 starts. 

The Mariners must keep winning in order to stay in the playoff chase, and this is the perfect game to do so up against a pitcher making his major league debut. On the road no less. I'll side with Seattle here.

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