Mariners vs. White Sox - 8/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (55-63) at Seattle Mariners (56-65)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
C Sale (11-7) (3.32) vs. Felix Hernandez (14-7) (3.65)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -122 / Chicago White Sox +112 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The White Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six. The White Sox have lost five of their last eight when scoring three or less runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 131 hits and 73 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Eaton have combined for 91 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost seven of their last eight road games. Chris Sale gets the nod, and he’s 11-7 with a 3.32 ERA and 208 strikeouts this season. Sale is 3-0 with a 2.41 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Mariners have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 146 hits and 75 RBI while Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager have combined for 102 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have won four of their last six home games. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 14-7 with a 3.65 ERA and 147 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 4-5 with a 3.67 ERA and 92 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Sales last 5 starts vs. American League West. The Mariners are 7-3 in their last 10 games following an off day and 10-4 in Hernandezs last 14 home starts. The White Sox are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 37-16 in the last 53 meetings overall.
We're getting two of the top pitchers in the game right now, which makes this matchup pretty much a toss up. With that said, I'm siding with the team that's paying out plus money. Value is on the Sox here.