Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/20/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/20/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers (18-8) at Seattle Mariners (8-18)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7:10 pm (T-Mobile Park)

Clayton Kershaw (2-1) (2.65) vs. Yusei Kikuchi (0-1) (5.28)

The Line: Seattle Mariners +204 / Los Angeles Dodgers -225 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners meet Thursday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Dodgers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 15 games. The Dodgers have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 30 hits and 21 RBI while Justin Turner and Corey Seager have combined for 51 hits and 35 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 2.65 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

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The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Mariners have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Kyle Lewis leads the Mariners with 33 hits and 17 RBI while Kyle Seager and J.P. Crawford have combined for 49 hits and 27 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.28 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s first career game against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 22-4 in their last 26 games as a road favorite, 36-16 in their last 52 Thursday games and 38-16 in their last 54 overall. The Mariners are 2-7 in their last 9 home games, 5-11 in their last 16 interleague home games and 9-23 in their last 32 overall. The over is 4-0 in Dodgers last 4 road games. The under is 12-4 in Mariners last 16 home games. The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle and 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.

Kershaw has allowed five runs and 11 hits through 17 innings this season, while Kikuchi has allowed four runs and nine hits in his last 11.2 innings. Kershaw is only going to get better as he gets more reps under his belt, and the Dodgers offense is far and away more trustworthy than the Mariners. Kikuchi is a pitcher we faded a lot last season, and he appears to be the same up and down pitcher this year. Give me the Dodgers with their ace on the mound, and I'll take the RL for added value.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.