Indians vs. Mariners Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Cleveland is favored on the road, as the Indians are getting odds of -175 to win. Seattle is listed with a money line of +160 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 8.5 runs. Cleveland has won two of three meetings with Seattle this season.
The pitching matchup today has Trevor Bauer (16-9, 4.41 ERA) on the mound for the Indians to face Erasmo Ramirez (5-6, 4.56) of the Mariners. Bauer has allowed multiple runs over his last three starts. He has 183 strikeouts this season with 57 walks and a 1.40 WHIP. Ramirez is coming off a 6-run outing over four innings against the Astros. He now has 97 strikeouts with 29 walks and a 1.19 WHIP.
Cleveland is coming off a sweep of the Angels for a fifth straight win and a 27th win in 28 games. The Indians are now 96-57 overall and 51-27 on the road. Cleveland is putting up 5.05 runs per game while allowing 3.52 per contest. The Tribe are being led by Jose Ramirez, who is hitting .315 with 51 doubles, 27 home runs and 76 RBI. Edwin Encarnacion is adding 37 home runs and 98 RBI.
Seattle has lost six straight coming into this series, getting swept by the Astros and the Rangers over the last week. Seattle is now 74-79 overall and 39-39 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.64 runs per game while allowing 4.77 runs per contest. The Twins are being led by Nelson Cruz, who has 27 doubles with 35 home runs and 112 RBI. Robinson Cano is added 22 home runs with 93 RBI and 33 doubles.
Bauer is coming off a poor start, but he had a really good August and was doing well in September prior to that. Bauer faces a lineup that isn’t too challenging outside the Cano-Cruz duo. Ramirez has been declining this month, posting a 5.40 ERA over three starts. I think the Indians have just too much fire power right now on the mound and at the plate. Look for Cleveland to grab yet another win.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND INDIANS -175