Arizona Diamondbacks (46-96) vs. Seattle Mariners (77-65)
September 12, 2021 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Mariners -208 / Arizona Diamondbacks +150; Over/Under: -7.5
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park. The Diamondbacks need a win after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Mariners need a win after splitting their last six games.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have lost five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Pavin Smith leads the Diamondbacks with 122 hits and 44 RBI while Josh Rojas and David Peralta have combined for 226 hits and 96 RBI. Tyler Gilbert gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Gilbert’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Mariners have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Ty France leads the Mariners with 144 hits and 61 RBI while J.P. Crawford and Mitch Haniger have combined for 276 hits and 121 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 4.32 ERA and 149 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 3-15 in their last 18 Sunday games and 13-39 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series. The Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games. The over is 6-1 in Diamondbacks last 7 overall. The over is 7-0 in Mariners last 7 overall. The over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have won back-to-back games just four times since July 23. The Seattle Mariners need to take advantage of this game if they want to sneak into the postseason. You could make a strong argument Gilbert has been the better pitcher this season over Kikuchi. Still, it’s hard to get behind the Diamondbacks with confidence. The Mariners need this one. Give me Seattle and the RL for max betting value.