Last Updated: 2019-04-15
Carlos Santana and the slumping Cleveland Indians will head west to T-Mobile Park to take on the Seattle Mariners. This AL matchup gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET and you can watch the game on both RTNW and STOh.
Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners Odds
Vegas has put identical moneyline odds (-105) on both of these teams. Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -105 for over 7.5 runs and -115 for under 7.5. There’s a runline of Indians -1.5 (+140) and Mariners +1.5 (-160) for this matchup.
The Mariners are 13-5 straight up (SU) and 11-6 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 10.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.7 units ATS. Seattle has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Indians are 8-7 SU and have gone 6-8 ATS. They’re up 0.1 units for moneyline bettors in this young season, but have lost 2.4 units ATS. Cleveland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.
Mariners games have a 13-2-2 over/under record thus far in 2019. The Indians have an over/under record of 6-8.
Trevor Bauer will get the start for the visiting Indians. The right-handed Bauer (1-1, 2.29 ERA) has racked up 24 strikeouts in 19.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Mariners this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-0, 3.60 ERA and seven strikeouts over five innings).
The Mariners are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Yusei Kikuchi (0-0, 4.15 ERA), who has 15 strikeouts and three walks as well as a 1.06 WHIP. Kikuchi did not record any MLB pitching stats in 2018.
As a unit, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.94, a WHIP of 1.31 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.7. The bullpen has a 4.59 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.
The Seattle offense is putting up 7.0 runs per contest, including 7.0 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .231/.269/.410 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Outfielders Domingo Santana and Mitch Haniger have led the Mariners’ offense so far. Santana is hitting .333/.405/.547 with four home runs, 23 RBIs and 11 runs scored, and Haniger’s line sits at .289/.333/.618 with five homers, 15 RBIs and 18 runs.
In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 3.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.08 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 11.57 K/9. The bullpen has logged an outstanding ERA of just 2.36, along with a WHIP of 1.24.
The Indians offense has not warmed up yet, hitting only .194/.285/.316 on its way to 3.5 runs scored per game this season, including 3.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).
First baseman Carlos Santana and right fielder Leonys Martin have led Cleveland’s hitters. Santana is slashing .383/.508/.532 with 18 hits, 10 RBIs and nine runs scored, while Martin (.271/.407/.521) is up to 13 hits, three homers, four RBIs and seven runs scored.
The Indians have lost 2.2 units and are 1-2 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in two of those games, compared to one that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 8.4 units and are 9-5 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 10 of those games, as opposed to two that’ve gone under.
Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – OVER
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Cleveland has recorded 12 extra-base hits over its last five games. Seattle has 16 XBH over its last five.
The Indians have lost four of their last five games SU.
Seattle has posted 28.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.4 over its last five.
The Indians have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit 22 over their last 10.