Mariners vs. White Sox - 8/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (56-63) at Seattle Mariners (56-65)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9:10 pm (Safeco Field)
C Rodon (5-5) (4.42) vs. V Nuno (0-2) (3.14)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -113 / Chicago White Sox +103 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners play game two Saturday night.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 19 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven. The White Sox have lost five of their last eight when scoring three or less runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 132 hits and 74 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Eaton have combined for 92 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost six of their last eight road games. Carlos Rodon gets the ball, and he’s 5-5 with a 4.42 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodon’s first career game against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight. The Mariners have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 148 hits and 76 RBI while Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager have combined for 102 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have split their last eight home games. Vidal Nuno takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 3.14 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Nuno’s second career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 6-1 in Rodons last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. The Mariners are 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The White Sox are 37-16 in the last 53 meetings.
The White Sox are picking up steam on the offensive end and starting to play with a little confidence on the road. The Mariners? Not so much. I like the value of the White Sox and the plus money.