Dodgers vs. Mariners Friday Prediction
While the Seattle Mariners have won six of their last 10 games, the L.A. Dodgers have dropped six of 10 entering this weekend’s series. Will they kick off the series with a victory against the M’s on Friday night?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 17, 2018
10:10 p.m. ET, Safeco Field
TV: LAD (SNLA); SEA (RSNW)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Dodgers as a -120 favorite. As of this writing, 52% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Dodgers to beat the Mariners on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Dodgers’ Buehler goes seven scoreless innings in no-decision
Walker Buehler worked seven scoreless innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Rockies. Buehler certainly deserved a win for the effort, but J.T. Chargois served up a three-run walk-off home run to Ryan McMahon in the bottom of the ninth inning. Buehler tallied six strikeouts, working around three walks and four hits in the excellent outing at Coors Field. The 24-year-old right-hander has a 3.32 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 85/19 K/BB ratio in 81 1/3 innings this season. He'll get the Mariners at Seattle's Safeco Field next time out.
Mariners’ LeBlanc earns victory Saturday vs. Astros
Wade LeBlanc held the Astros to two runs over five innings Saturday for his seventh win of the season. LeBlanc scattered two walks and three hits while striking out five as he moved to 7-2 in 19 starts (and five relief appearances). The veteran left-hander also has a sharp 3.80 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 94/25 K/BB ratio in 118 1/3 innings this season. His next start will come at home against the Dodgers.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 9-1 in their last 10 games coming off an off day.
The Mariners are 5-2 in their last seven games overall.
The Dodgers are a perfect 5-0 in their last five games versus the Mariners. They’re also 6-2 in their last eight road games versus a left-handed starter, are 103-49 in their last 152 games following a win and are 60-29 in their last 89 games versus a left-handed starter. Meanwhile, the Mariners are just 1-5 in their last six home games.
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -119