Free MLB Pick: Mariners vs Cubs Odds
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Date: Friday July 29, 2016
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Jon Lester
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -171
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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There is not much history to Mariners vs. Cubs but this is an important weekend series, especially for Seattle, which has to be weighing which way they go.
They have to be considered a modest factor in the AL, especially with the Rangers faltering in the West.
In Chicago, the Cubs continue to bleed their lead in the Central though adding Aroldis Chapman has to help.
The M’s have one leg to to on a tough road trip with stops in Toronto, Pittsburgh and now Chicago to face the Cubs.
So far they are 3-2 but might be shorthanded in the series opener with Nelson Cruz unlikely to play.
This team is better than you think. They have power sprinkled throughout their lineup and are a surprising 3rd in the Majors in homers.
This series could very well turn their season given the timing.
Hisashi Iwakuma is not Seattle’s best starter, that is still the King, but due to his durability he has been the most important this season.
He leads the team in all major categories and has given up just 3ER in his last three starts combined.
Seattle is grasping for more in their bullpen, which led to the trade of Joaquim Benoit for Drew Storen.
Maybe it works out for them and they get the NL version of Storen not the one that played for the Jays.
The Cubs are definitely going for it this year.
Their offense has slipped to fourth in the Majors in runs but should be good enough to keep them in first place.
They can’t be enthused about their recent results but barring a complete collapse they are another couple of week’s from really sweating this thing despite their hot start.
They are in the middle of a home stand and need to take advantage though.
Jake Arrieta may be the Cubbies best pitcher but Lester is the guy they need to provide consistency.
He is that true vet who have been there and done that and lately he is getting hit hard – he has given up 4 or more ER in three of his last four starts.
His overall numbers still look good but if the team is going to turnaround he will have to be better.
He has been night and day in terms of his home vs road splits this season, really enjoying the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- SEA are 5-13 in their last 18 road games.
- SEA are 10-4 in their last 14 interleague games.
- SEA are 14-5 in Iwakumas last 19 road starts.
- Under is 9-1-2 in CHC last 12 overall.
- Under is 9-1-2 in CHC last 12 on grass.
- Under is 22-5-1 in CHC last 28 home games.
Free Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
As it turns out the Mariners are going with their best pitcher to start this series and that makes them an intriguing likely underdog. Even with Cruz out of the lineup there is enough offense with Kyle Seager having had success against Lester in the past.
Lester has to be happy Cruz won’t be in the lineup, he has lit him up in the past with a near .400 average and 3 homers.
You might have to go with Chicago on the run line to make the investment worthwhile.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago Run Line
The Cubbies should have a strong weekend. Iwakuma is effective but certainly not dominant and Seattle will feel it with no Cruz and no DH in the lineup. Chicago can cover that extra run to make the value worth it.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 5 – Seattle 2
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