For tonight Friday night MLB game, we go to in Seattle, WA for an American League MLB baseball showdown. In this matchup, the Chicago White Sox will be visiting the T-Mobile Park to take on the Seattle Mariners. For the first game of this MLB series, which team will reign supreme? Let’s see what our baseball betting experts have to say with their White Sox vs Mariners Betting Pick and analysis.
In this baseball betting matchup, Chicago ranks third in the AL Central while Seattle ranks 4 in the AL West. However, the Mariners are 33-34 while the White Sox are 30-40. Therefore, the sportsbooks have Seattle as the favorite team with a -125 Money Line.
In addition, sports handicappers are also favoring Seattle because they will have the home advantage. Is the home advantage enough to bet on the Seattle run line or is the money line a better wager? Looking at the sports betting odds, it seems the public perception is slightly in favor of betting on the under.
Let’s take a look at the facts and decide.
White Sox vs Mariners Baseball Betting Odds
Chicago White Sox +105
Seattle Mariners -125
Over 7.5 at -115
Under 7.5 at -105
White Sox vs Mariners Betting Prediction and Analysis for 06/16/2023
Tonight, the Seattle Mariners will be sending Bryan Woo (0-1, 10.80 ERA) to the mound. Yesterday, the Mariners lost 4-1 to the Marlins in a heartbreaking loss. This is because Seattle had 2 players on base during the ninth inning with Suarez inches away from a homerun. Unfortunately, for them, Jesus Sanchez made a game saving catch to save the Marlins from a loss.
The Seattle offense is scoring 3.67 runs per game, while batting .231, with a .312 on-base percentage. Furthermore, their pitching staff carries a 3.55 ERA, with a 1.19 WHIP. Ty France has been hitting a hit in nine of the last ten games, and leads Seattle in hits (72).
In addition, they are currently one win away from .500. Thus, they will need to win this game if they want to be back up at the .500 win rate. While Seattle is tough on the mound, their weakness is at the plate. Needless to say, they will have to get stronger on offense if they want t win.
On the other hand, the Chicago White Sox are entering this game after a massive 8-4 win against the Dodgers. Furthermore, the White Sox will have Michael Kopech (3-5, 4.03 ERA) as their starting pitcher. He has had two consecutive strong outings allowing eight hits and two runs in 12 Innings. This is in addition to striking out 15 and walking just two.
Chicago has won seven of the last 10 games against a starting pitcher with a WHIP greater than 1.30. As a unit, Chicago is putting up 4.2 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 24th in MLB.
White Sox vs Mariners Betting Pick
Game time: 06/16/2023 at 10:10 PM EDT
Bet on the Seattle Mariners at -125
Chicago has been struggling at the plate with a team batting average at .236 and scoring runs at .288. In addition, Chicago only has 2 players who have double digits in home runs.
For those who bet on baseball, this might seem like a difficult game to handicap. However, the Seattle Mariners have been underachieving all season long as is shown by their overall record. Furthermore, tonight’s game is crucial to them. Therefore, we predict the Seattle Mariners will win and cover the run line with a final score of 7-3.