Mariners vs. White Sox Prediction
After a narrow 1-0 win on Tuesday night, can the Seattle Mariners pick up another win at the Chicago White Sox when the two collide today at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: NSCH, RTNW
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Mariners are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -160 to prevail. The White Sox are getting odds of +140 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. Currently, 79% of the wagers are going on the Mariners on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
White Sox back to hitting woes
After snapping a seven-game losing streak on Monday, Chicago went back to its hitting woes on Tuesday in a 1-0 loss. Chicago is now 5-15 overall and 2-9 at home. Chicago is averaging 3.89 runs per game while allowing 6.53 per contest.
James Shields gets the start this afternoon for the Sox. He is coming off a rough start where he allowed seven runs in 5.1 innings to the Astros. On the year, Shields has 11 strikeouts with 13 walks, a 6.17 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP.
The Mariners may have won on Tuesday, but they have struggled to find a balance between hitting and pitching. Their pitching was strong on Tuesday, but their hitting was nearly non-existent. Their pitching had been the issue in previous games. Seattle is now 12-10 overall and 7-5 on the road. The Mariners are putting up 4.33 runs per game this season while allowing 5.19 per contest.
Felix Hernandez gets the start for the Mariners on Wednesday. He has not really been King Felix in 2018, posting a 2-2 record with 5.06 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Felix has 20 strikeouts with 10 walks over 26.2 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
Seattle has won six of Hernandez’ last seven road starts and seven of his last 10 starts overall. They are 6-2 in their last eight road games as well.
The White Sox have lost Shields’ last four starts against a team with a winning record and they are just 2-7 in his last nine starts against AL West opponents.
Chicago didn’t manage a run on Tuesday and their hitting isn’t likely to improve a great deal with Avisail Garcia landing on the DL. Hernandez certainly hasn’t been untouchable, but I think he will be on the better side of things today against a Chicago order that goes cold quickly. Seattle should managed to hit the ball against Shields, who struggles to get strikeouts.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -160