Mariners vs. Giants Prediction
After earning a series split versus the Dodgers over the weekend, will the Giants beat the Mariners in their home opener of 2018 today?
(973) Seattle Mariners at (974) San Francisco Giants
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
TV: N/A, 4:35 p.m. ET
According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Giants are -121 money line favorites to beat the Mariners, who have +110 money line odds to pull off the upset tonight. The total sits at 8.5 runs.
The Giants opened as -130 money line favorites to beat the Mariners but their odds dropped to -121, while Seattle's stayed at +110. The total, meanwhile, has not moved off 8.5.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
As of this writing, 66% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Giants to beat the Mariners. Meanwhile, 58% of the betting tickets are on the under.
I'm backing the Giants, mainly because it's their home opener (their fan base is one of the best in baseball) and Blach out-dueled Clayton Kershaw in the club's season-opener last week. Pretty basic reasoning but with it being so early in the year, it's hard to make a case off much more than that.
Blach allowed just three hits and registered three walks while striking out three in five innings last week in L.A. With this being Gonzales' first start of the year, I'll give the edge to Blach in the pitching matchup. Let's just hope the Giants' pitiful offense can score one run for Blach like they did a week ago. Maybe Joe Panik will hit another solo shot and the Gaints can win 1-0 again.
TUESDAY MLB PREDICTION: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -121