Mariners vs. Brewers - 8/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (52-70) at Seattle Mariners (66-56)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
M Garza (4-5) (4.87) vs. Ariel Miranda (1-0) (5.79)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -168 / Milwaukee Brewers +158 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners look to sweep the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday afternoon.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use a win in order to snap a six-game skid. The Brewers have allowed 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 4.34 and have lost 10 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 134 hits, Ryan Braun has 68 RBI and Scooter Gennett has 10 home runs. Matt Garza gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.87 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Garza is 3-1 with a 5.12 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Mariners have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Seattle Mariners offense has woken up recently, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 145 hits, Kyle Seager has 80 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 31 home runs. Ariel Miranda takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Miranda’s first career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 3-14 in their last 17 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Garzas last 5 starts. The Mariners are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 19-7 in their last 26 home games. The over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Brewers have thrown in the towel on the season and have a bunch of playing waiting for the offseason to arrive. Meanwhile, the Mariners are pushing hard for a wild card spot and are one of the hotter teams in the league. Give me Seattle for the sweep.