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Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners - 4/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Friday April 5, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Seattle Mariners -119 / Chicago White Sox +110 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
NSCH, RTNW
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The Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot while building on their impressive 7-1 record. The Mariners have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their first eight games. The Seattle Mariners have won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring at least on run. Tim Beckham leads the Mariners with 11 hits and eight RBI while Mitch Haniger and Domingo Santana have combined for 20 hits and 16 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.53 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s first career game against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox look to get back to a .500 record with a victory here. The White Sox have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in three of their first five games. The Chicago White Sox have lost 13 of their last 16 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yoan Moncada leads the White Sox with nine hits and six RBI while Leury Garcia and Jose Abreu have combined for 13 hits and eight RBI. Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Lopez’s second career game against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 20-6 in their last 26 vs. American League Central, 4-0 in their last 4 games on grass and 10-1 in their last 11 overall. The White Sox are 2-9 in their last 11 home games, 17-36 in their last 53 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Lopez's last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Mariners are 19-44 in the last 63 meetings in Chicago and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Lopez's last 7 starts overall. The under is 8-2 in Mariners last 10 vs. American League Central.

The Seattle Mariners have been the biggest surprise in baseball up to this point and I'm not trying to step in front of their red hot offense at the moment. The Chicago White Sox have had issues with their pitching staff throughout the first eek and Lopez hasn't been great, which includes getting rocked by Kansas City in his season opener. Kikuchi has just 10.2 career innings under his belt, but he's been solid at making batters miss and seems to have good control. I was skeptical about the Mariners entering the season, but I'm going to ride this hot streak as long as I can.

Pick:
Seattle Mariners -119

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