The Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action atT-Mobile Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview
The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 14 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Pirates have won 9 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 51 hits and 28 RBI, while Ke'Bryan Hayes and Andrew McCutchen have combined for 82 hits and 35 RBI. Roansy Contreras gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 4.50 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Contreras’ first career game against the Mariners.
Seattle Mariners Betting Preview
The Seattle Mariners have scored 15 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 12 games. The Mariners have won 7 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ty France leads the Mariners with 50 hits and 23 RBI, while Jarred Kelenic and Teoscar Hernandez have combined for 96 hits and 50 RBI. Luis Castillo gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 2.97 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Castillo is 5-4 with a 2.51 ERA and 73 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 73-150 in their last 223 road games and 6-16 in their last 22 overall. The Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Pirates last 6 road games. The under is 4-1 in Mariners last 5 overall. The Pirates are 2-4 in the last 6 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have to build on these performances before I can get behind them, as we can't ignore the long stretches of poor offense. The Seattle Mariners usually play their best at home, and Luis Castillo looks like he's an all star caliber pitcher again. Castillo is at his best at home, where he has a 2.16 ERA and .191 allowed batting average. Give me the M's and the RL for max betting value.