Going into game two of this interleague showdown, the Mariners (81-66, 41-31 home) are giving the start to Bryce Miller. On the other side, the Dodgers (89-57, 41-31 away) are rolling with Clayton Kershaw. Don’t miss my prediction for today’s Los Angeles Dodgers versus Seattle Mariners game in Seattle.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS SEATTLE MARINERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -150
This game will be played at T-Mobile Park at 9:40 ET on Saturday, September 16th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS:
- Over their last ten games on the road, Los Angeles has a straight-up record of 6-4.
- As the favorite on the road, the Dodgers’ win streak currently stands at two games.
- The Dodgers have gone 1-2 in Bryce Miller’s last five starts.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
Los Angeles comes into the game with an above .500 series record on the road at 15-8. Currently, the Dodgers are 1st in the NL West with an overall record of 89-57. Against the runline, they are 82-64 and have an over/under mark of 85-54. On the road, Los Angeles has a runline record of 43-29.
Clayton Kershaw is having another stellar season. The veteran southpaw has made 22 appearances, boasting a 12-4 record with an ERA of 2.61 and a batting average allowed of .207. On the road, Kershaw is 6-3 with a 3.87 ERA, while at home he’s been even better, going 6-1 on an ERA of 1.89. Opposing teams have managed to slug just .367 against him in 2021.
Clayton Kershaw’s most recent outing ended with a no-decision as the Dodgers fell 6-3 to the Marlins. The southpaw pitched five innings, allowing three runs on five hits.
During their last five games, Los Angeles is the 11th ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .259 and are averaging 6.6 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Dodgers are hitting .257 with an OBP of .342 while averaging 5.7 runs per contest. This figure puts them 2nd in the league.
Over the Dodgers’ last five games, Mookie Betts has been the team’s top slugger, hitting one home run. For the season, Betts has blasted 39 long balls and is batting .311.
WILL THE SEATTLE MARINERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
147 games into the season, the Mariners have a record of 81-66, putting them 3rd in the AL West. This mark includes an overall series 25-20-2. At home, they are 41-31 compared to 40-35 on the road.
Bryce Miller has taken the mound 22 times this season, with an ERA of 4.05 and an 8-5 record. He looks to continue his streak of not allowing a home-run in three consecutive games against the Dodgers. Opponents have managed a .401 slugging percentage and a .238 batting average against him thus far.
Bryce Miller’s most recent start ended in a 6-3 defeat to the Rays. He pitched five innings, giving up nine hits and five runs.
For the season, the Mariners are 13th in batting average, hitting a combined .244. Over their last five games, they have hit .261 which is 10th in that span. Seattle’s average of 4.8 runs per game puts them 11th in the league. In terms of home runs, they have gone deep 195 times and have a team slugging percentage of .418.
Julio Rodríguez has been a major contributor to the Mariners’ offensive success in 2023. The slugger leads the team with 30 home runs and 99 RBIs, while maintaining a .504 slugging percentage.