Mariners vs. Cardinals - 6/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (38-34) at Seattle Mariners (37-37)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
M Leake (5-4) (4.00) vs. N Karns (5-2) (4.38)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -128 / St. Louis Cardinals +118 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Seattle Mariners square off Saturday night for game two of their series.
The St. Louis Cardinals could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Cardinals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 17 games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense has been hit or miss lately, but they have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 76 hits, Aledmys Diaz has 36 RBI and Matt Carpenter has 11 home runs. Mike Leake gets the nod, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.00 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. This will be Leake’s second career game against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to win two straight games for the third time this month. The Mariners have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.80 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 90 hits, Nelson Cruz has 48 RBI and Kyle Seager has 15 home runs. Nathan Karns takes the hill, and he’s 5-2 with a 4.38 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. This will be Karns’ first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in Leakes last 7 road starts. The Mariners are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Karns' last 4 starts. The Cardinals are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
It's been hrd to back either of these teams this month, and that doesn't change here with two subpar pitchers on the hill. The one constant between these clubs is that they can put runs on the board. Add the subpar pitchers, and I like the over in this spot.