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Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners - 4/6/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Saturday April 6, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, IL
The Line
Chicago White Sox +100 / Seattle Mariners -120
TV Channel
ROOT-Northwest, WGN
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The Seattle Mariners and the Chicago White Sox meet in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Seattle Mariners will be looking to respond after dropping game one on Friday by a final score of 10-8. Ryon Healy led the M’s with three RBIs including a home run while Mitch Haniger and Domingo Santana each had a home run and two RBIs. Daniel Vogelbach went 2 for 4 with a solo home run while Omar Narvaez went 3 for 4 at the dish and Tim Beckham added a double as well in the losing effort. Yusei Kikuchi went five innings, allowing six runs, four earned, on seven hits while striking out four, not factoring in the decision. Cory Gearrin ended up with the loss to fall to 0-1 while Zac Rosscup received the blown save. Mike Leake will start game two and is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 7 strikeouts this season. This will be Leake’s second career start against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox will look to build on their solid game one performance on Saturday. Yoan Moncada led the White Sox with four RBIs, going 2 for 4 with a double while Tim Anderson went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs. Welington Castillo added an RBI while Jose Rondon and Adam Engel each added a double. Leury Garcia and Jose Abreu each chipped in a base hit to cap off Chicago’s offense in the win. Reynaldo Lopez allowed six runs on six hits while walking four and striking out five over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Ryan Burr picked up the win to improve to 1-0 while Alex Colome picked up his 2nd save of the season. Lucas Giolito will start game two and is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. This will be Giolito’s first career start against Seattle.

Seattle is 4-1 in Leake’s last 5 starts and 10-2 in their last 12 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 road games. Chicago is 0-4 in Giolito’s last 4 home starts and 3-9 in their last 12 home games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Seattle is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.

Both of these teams tallied runs like crazy on Friday, but if we are being honest, I feel that Seattle is more likely to keep up the offensive attack compared to what the White Sox bring to the table. Giolito did a good job at making me eat my words as he pitched well in his first start, but Giolito also has a track record of being prone to a blowup while Leake has pitched well for the most part since joining the Mariners. Based on the start that these two teams have had to the season, Seattle and the cheap price feels like a solid play on Saturday.

Seattle Mariners -120

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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