Cubs vs Mariners MLB Betting Odds, Preview & Predictions

The Seattle Mariners will look to take care of business at home to tame the red-hot Chicago Cubs when they host their NL counterparts in the opener of a two-game Inter-League set on Tuesday. Now, let’s find out whether the M’s are the pick to hold it down at home or whether Chicago is a better pick despite being on the road.

Cubs vs Mariners MLB Betting Odds, Preview & Predictions

Starting Pitchers

  • Cubs LH Cole Hamels (3-0, 3.16 ERA)
  • Mariners RH Felix Hernandez (1-2, 3.91 ERA)

Why Bet On Chicago?

The Cubs have won two straight, five of seven and 11 of their last 15 games overall, including a 6-5 win in 15 innings against Arizona on Sunday. Former NL MVP winner Kris Bryant had a home run and three RBI in the win while Ben Zobrist added a double and two RBI and Willson Contreras added a solo homer.

For this contest, Chicago will hand the ball to veteran left-hander Cole Hamels after the 35-year-old got a no-decision for his last effort after allowing three runs on three hits in 5.1 innings of a 7-6 loss against the Dodgers the last time he took the mound. The veteran southpaw is 7-3 with a 4.64 ERA in 14 career starts against the Mariners.

Team Statistics

Offense:

  • Runs: 5.50
  • Hits: 8.88
  • Walks: 4.31
  • Strike Outs: 9.04

Defense:

  • Runs: 4.50
  • Hits: 8.19
  • Walks: 4.23
  • Strike Outs: 9.27

Why Bet On Seattle?

Are the Mariners a secure bet on Tuesday's MLB odds?

The Mariners have dropped two straight and limp into this affair off a completely embarrassing 14-1 spanking at the hands of Texas on Sunday. Ryon Healy had the lone RBI for Seattle, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Erik Swanson gave up nine runs (six earned) on 11 hits in just 4.0 innings of work to absorb the loss.

For this matchup, Seattle will hand the ball to veteran right-hander Felix Hernandez. The former AL Cy Young winner comes into this one looking good after posting quality starts in two of his last three outings while limiting San Diego to one run on three hits in 7.0 innings of a heartbreaking 1-0 loss against San Diego in his last start. Hernandez is 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 16 strikeouts against the Cubs.

Team Statistics

Offense:

  • Runs: 5.94
  • Hits: 8.77
  • Walks: 4.16
  • Strike Outs: 9.90

Defense:

  • Runs: 5.48
  • Hits: 9.61
  • Walks: 3.13
  • Strike Outs: 8.16

Cubs vs Mariners MLB Betting Trends

  • The total went OVER in 4 of the Cubs’ last 6 games.
  • Cubs are 9-3 SU in the last 12 games.
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Seattle’s last 8 games.
  • Mariners are 2-5 SU in the last 7 games.

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Cubs vs Mariners

I know King Felix has been throwing the ball with some verve recently, but Chicago’s Cole Hamels has been rock-solid all season long and Chicago has been putting some runs on the board, having scored five runs or more in six of their last seven victories.

The Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 9-3 in their last 12 games overall while Seattle has gone 2-6 in Felix Hernandez’s last 8 home starts and 2-8 in their last 10 home games. With Chicago going 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams, I say back the Cubs to win and cash in!

MLB Betting Pick: Chicago 5 Seattle 3