Indians vs. Mariners Prediction

MLB Predictions: Indians vs. Mariners to be Pitcher's Duel? 3/29/18

Will Thursday night's Opening Day matchup between the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners turn into a pitcher's duel at 10:10 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

(927) Cleveland Indians at (928) Seattle Mariners

Thursday, March 29, 2018

TV: ESPN, 10:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starters: Corey Kluber (R) vs. Felix Hernandez (R)

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Indians are -178 money line favorites to beat the Mariners, who are +160 on the money line. The total, meanwhile, sits at 7 runs.

LINE MOVEMENT

Cleveland opened as -170 money line favorites but the Tribe's line climbed to -178 at the majority of online sportsbooks. As for the total, it opened at 7.5 but was bet down to 7.

Bet Tonight's Indians vs. Mariners Game

PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION

As of this writing, 72% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Indians to win on the money line. Meanwhile, 67% of the betting tickets are on the under.

OUR PREDICTION

Kluber is coming off another incredible season. He induces plenty of soft contact and generates ground balls at a healthy rate. The Mariners do have plenty of offensive potential, but Kluber is a tough matchup against any opponent. On the other side, Hernandez has lost a lot of velocity over the last two years but he's looking to re-invent himself by mixing speeds and keeping hitters off-balance. Cleveland could get to him, but Kluber isn't likely to be undone. The under is 4-0 in Hernandez's last four home starts versus the Indians and is 4-0 in his last four outings versus Cleveland overall. The under is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams and is 20-8-1 in the last 29 series meetings in Seattle as well.

 

THURSDAY MLB PREDICTION: INDIANS/MARINERS UNDER 7

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