White Sox vs. Mariners - 8/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (67-59) at Chicago White Sox (60-65)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
J Paxton (4-5) (3.53) vs. A Ranaudo (1-1) (9.42)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +141 / Seattle Mariners -151 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners offense continues to produce in the second half, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 152 hits, Kyle Seager has 83 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 32 home runs. James Paxton gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 3.53 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. This will be Paxton’s second career game against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The White Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox offense has also picked up recently, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 137 hits, Adam Eaton has 45 RBI and Todd Frazier has 31 home runs. Anthony Ranaudo takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 9.42 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Ranaudo’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 4-10 in Paxtons last 14 starts. The White Sox are 4-9 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series and 8-3 in their last 11 home games. The Mariners are 13-40 in the last 53 meetings in Chicago and 16-35 in the last 51 meetings overall.
Ranaudo has allowed 15 runs in 14.1 innings of work this season. Do I really need to say more? Meanwhile, Paxton has allowed just two runs in his last 16.1 innings and is leading a Seattle club that is still in the heart of a playoff race. Give me the Mariners on the road.