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(51-49) Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago Cubs (61-40)
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016
Time: 8:08 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: FELIX HERNANDEZ (R) vs. KYLE HENDRICKS (R)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Off
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total:OFF
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ESPN Sunday Night Baseball heads inside Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners put the wraps on a weekend series.
Seattle has continued to flirt with the .500 mark while the Cubs maintain their heavy lead in the NL Central heading into action on Sunday.
The Mariners started the season off looking like true contenders as they opened a gap in the AL West.
That has come and gone and now this team continues to fight to try to stay above the .500 mark. Seattle sits 7.5 off the pace in the division and 5.0 back in Wild Card.
One thing Seattle has done right has been their ability to hit the long ball. They sit 3rd in the league with 143 home runs, paced by Nelson Cruz who has 25.
The Mariners send out Felix Hernandez, who is making his 3rd start since returning from the DL.
Hernandez has gone 1-0 in those 2 outings, allowing 5 runs in the no decision and 4 runs in the victory.
The Mariners ace has an ERA of just 3.45 on the season, but hasn’t really found that dominant form as he’s so used to being in.
The Cubs went through their cold streak and now find themselves back on the winning track. Chicago holds the best record in the major leagues, sitting 6.5 up on St. Louis.
This is the closest the gap has been though, as the Cardinals are heating up, putting the pressure on Chicago.
The Cubs started things off this series by winning their 3rd straight, putting up a 12 spot. Chicago ranks third in the MLB with 5.11 runs per game.
Pacing the Cubs offense has been Kris Bryant. The 3B went 3 for 3 in the series opener with a double and a run batted in.
Chicago sends out Kyle Hendricks, who is 9-7 on the season with a stellar ERA of 2.39.
Hendricks threw together 5 consecutive scoreless appearances before allowing 3 runs against the White Sox in a 3-0 loss.
Hendricks has won 5 of his last 6 decisions.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mariners are 7-1 in their last 8 interleague road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Mariners are 7-2 in their last 9 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Mariners are 9-4 in their last 13 interleague road games.
- Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series.
- Cubs are 9-3 in their last 12 interleague games.
- Cubs are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
If Seattle has any hope of getting back into the race, Hernandez is going to be a major key.
They’re going to have to start stealing some road games, regardless of the opponent. Given the Sunday Night stand alone game, this is a nice spot to see very limited run scoring opportunities, as both pitchers will be on their top game.
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 3- Seattle 2
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