Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/5/14
Seattle Mariners (47-38) at Chicago White Sox (40-46)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Felix Hernandez (R) (10-2) (2.104) vs. Jose Quintana (L) (5-7) (3.440)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +134 / Seattle Mariners -144 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, WGN
The Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox will meet Saturday afternoon.
The Mariners had their four-game winning streak come to an end on Friday, but are still a healthy eight games above .500. The Mariners have allowed three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games and has an overall ERA of 3.20, second in the majors. The Mariners have won eight straight games when allowing less than four runs. Offensively, Kyle Seager has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and Robinson Cano has eight RBI in his last five games. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 10-2 with a 2.10 ERA and has 137 strikeouts in 128.1 innings. Hernandez is 4-5 with a 3.79 ERA in 14 career starts against the White Sox.
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The White Sox have won five of their last seven games and have pulled within five games of a .500 record. The offense continues to carry the way for the White Sox, as they’ve scored four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. Joe Abreu has an 18-game hitting streak and Dayan Viciedo has homered four times in his last seven games. The White Sox have an ERA of 4.34, 27th in the majors. Jose Quintana takes the mound, and he’s 5-7 with a 3.44 ERA and has 90 strikeouts in 104.2 innings. Quintana is 0-0 with a 6.97 ERA in three career games against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 9-2 in Hernandezs last 11 starts and 5-2 in Hernandezs last 7 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The White Sox are 2-5 in Quintanas last 7 home starts and 5-2 in Quintanas last 7 starts during game 2 of a series. The Mariners are 0-4 in Hernandezs last 4 road starts vs. White Sox.
Hernandez is one of those few pitchers you always take when the price is decent. Hard to turn down the Mariners and one of the best pitchers in basball with these odds.