White Sox vs. Mariners Prediction
Can the Seattle Mariners snap their losing streak they started before the All-Star Break when they open a weekend series against the Chicago White Sox tonight at 10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 20, 2018
10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: WGN (Chi); RTNW (Sea)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Mariners are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -200 to win, while the White Sox are getting a money line of +170 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 79 percent going on Seattle at home. 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 a mess on the road
Chicago won three of its last four going into the break, but the Sox were at home for those wins. They are 14-33 on the road this season with a 33-62 overall record. The White Sox are putting up 4.04 runs per game this season while allowing 5.37 per contest.
James Shields gets the start for the White Sox this evening. He has appeared in 21 games this season and has a 4-10 record with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. Shields has 92 strikeouts and 49 walks over 126.0 innings of work.
Mariners on losing streak
The Mariners were playing some good baseball in June and July, but lost four straight prior to the All-Star Break. Seattle is now 58-39 overall and 31-17 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.25 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.27 per contest.
Wade LeBlanc will take the mound for the Mariners this evening. He has started 14 games this year and has a 5-1 record with a 3.63 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. LeBlanc has pitched 89.1 innings this season and he has amassed 66 strikeouts with 18 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox have lost four straight against AL West opponents and 5 of Shields’ last 25 road starts.
The Mariners have won LeBlanc’s last 14 starts at home and they have won 22 of their last 29 home games.
The Mariners were struggling before the break, but they have done a good job these past few months of beating the bad teams. I think they will be able to take care of their home field today against this poor road team in Chicago. Shields is good to give up a handful of runs and that should be enough for LeBlanc.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -200