Mariners vs. White Sox - 7/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (46-47) at Seattle Mariners (47-47)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 3:40 pm (Safeco Field)
M Gonzalez (2-5) (4.40) vs. Felix Hernandez (4-4) (2.86)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -180 / Chicago White Sox +170 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners play a rubber game Wednesday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 19 games. The Chicago White Sox offense continues to carry the team, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 99 hits, Jose Abreu has 52 RBI and Todd Frazier has 27 home runs. Miguel Gonzalez gets the ball, and he’s 2-5 with a 4.40 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners could also use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Mariners have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.96 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 117 hits, Kyle Seager has 63 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 23 home runs. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 4-4 with a 2.86 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 4-6 with a 3.80 ERA and 96 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League West. The Mariners are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Hernandezs last 7 starts vs. American League Central. The White Sox are 35-17 in the last 52 meetings.
If the White Sox's offense can carry over from Tuesday, they'll have little trouble winning this game. This line is nuts for a Seattle team that's been inconsistent all season. Not to mention Hernandez hasn't pitched in quite some time due to injury. I'll take a stab with the big plus money.