Seattle Mariners vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/16/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Francisco Giants (23-24) at Seattle Mariners (22-26)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)
Drew Smyly (0-0) (2.92) vs. Ljay Newsome (0-0) (3.24)
The Line: Seattle Mariners / San Francisco Giants --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The San Francisco Giants need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Giants have scored two runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 14 games. The Giants have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Donovan Solano leads the Giants with 52 hits and 27 RBI while Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores have combined for 95 hits and 55 RBI. Drew Smyly gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.92 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Smyly is 1-2 with a 6.07 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Mariners have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Kyle Lewis leads the Mariners with 49 hits and 27 RBI while Kyle Seager and J.P. Crawford have combined for 77 hits and 48 RBI. Nick Margevicius gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 5.34 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Margevicius is 1-2 with a 5.17 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games, 5-13 in their last 18 during game 1 of a series and 5-0 in their last 5 interleague games. The Mariners are 8-1 in their last 9 home games, 3-8 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series and 9-4 in their last 13 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Giants last 8 overall. The over is 4-0 in Mariners last 4 overall. The Giants are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Seattle.
Drew Smyly has allowed three earned runs and five hits in his last eight innings while Nick Margevicius has allowed three runs and eight hits in 8.1 innings this season. It's hard to get a proper feel for this pitching matchup as both of these guys have limited reps under their belt this season. However, if forced to pick, I'd lean toward the Giants simply because Smyly is the veteran and we have a better idea of what to expect from him on the hill. The Giants are also due for a feel good victory to break out of this funk. Better bets out there for Wednesday's card, but it's Giants or pass for me.