|MLB Nationals vs. Mariners Picks & Predictions for August 31, 2014|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 30 August 2014 14:00|
Nationals vs. Mariners Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nationals are -125 money line favorites over the Mariners, who are +115 money line home underdogs. The total for this game is currently sitting at 6.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Nationals opened as -130 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -122, while the Mariners' odds have gone from +120 down to +113. As for the total, it opened at 6.5 and that's where it currently sits.
PITCHING MATCHUP: The Nationals will send Stephen Strasburg to the mound versus the Mariners' Roenis Elias. Strasburg is 10-10 on the year and has compiled a 3.59 ERA, while Elias is 9-11 on the season and carries a 4.01 ERA into tonight's game. Washington is 76-57 overall and 33-32 on the road this year, while Seattle is 72-61 overall and 35-35 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of the betting public currently favors Washington. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Seattle. According to latest MLB trends, the Mariners are 10-1 in their last 11 games following a loss and 7-1 in their last eight games during Game 2 of a series. They're also 5-1 in their last six games as an underdog, 7-2 in their last nine versus a team with a winning record and 21-8 in their last 29 when their opponent scores five runs or more in their previous contest. On the other side, the Nationals are 1-6 in Strasburg's last seven starts versus a team with a winning record, 2-5 in his last seven starts as a road favorite and 2-5 in his last seven road starts overall.
MLB FREE PICK: SEATTLE MARINERS +115