Going into game two of this American League showdown, the White Sox (49-76, 25-34 home) are giving the start to Mike Clevinger. On the other side, the Mariners (70-55, 36-27 away) are rolling with Bryan Woo. Don’t miss my prediction for today’s Seattle Mariners versus Chicago White Sox game in Chicago.
SEATTLE MARINERS VS CHICAGO WHITE SOX BETTING PICK
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field at 8:10 ET on Tuesday, August 22nd.
WHY BET THE SEATTLE MARINERS:
- The Mariners will be taking on a White Sox club that is just 1-2 vs. the runline in their last three games.
- As the road favorite, the Mariners’ runline win streak currently stands at two games.
- Bryan Woo has done a good job at avoiding the long-ball of late, having not given up a home-run in each of his past two starts.
CAN THE SEATTLE MARINERS PULL OUT A WIN AS ROAD FAVORITES?
Overall, the Mariners have a record of 70-55 which has them 3rd in the AL West. Seattle has rattled off two straight series victories and have an overall series record of 21-17-2. This season, Seattle is 34-28 at home and 36-27 on the road.
The Seattle Mariners will turn to starter Bryan Woo, who has a 1-3 record in 11 appearances this season. His ERA is 4.75 with a K/9 of 9.82, and his FIP is 4.07, while his OBP is .297.
Bryan Woo’s most recent performance was a quality start, where he gave up two runs on four hits in six innings. Despite not being credited with the win, the team still managed to come away with a 5-3 victory against the Angels.
Across their last five games, the Mariners’ offense is 1st in batting average, leading to an average of 7.8 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 11th ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .734 on 159 (10th). On average, they have struckout 9 times per game compard to 3.4 walks.
Julio Rodríguez has been a consistent presence in the Mariners’ lineup this season, boasting a .278 batting average and .462 slugging percentage. In the team’s last ten games, he has been especially impressive, leading Seattle in hits with a .459 average.
WILL THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Through 125 games, the White Sox are in 4th place in the AL Central on an overall record of 49-76. So far, they have a below .500 record at home, going just 25-34. For the season, Chicago has played in 40 series and gone 11-25-4.
Mike Clevinger will take the mound for the White Sox with a 5-5 record across 16 appearances. His ERA is 3.26, and he has struck out 7.46 batters per nine innings. Additionally, his FIP is 4.43 and opponents have a .296 on-base percentage against him.
In his most recent outing, Mike Clevinger delivered a stellar seven-inning performance, surrendering no runs and leaving the game with no decision. Unfortunately, the White Sox were unable to capitalize on his effort, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Cubs.
As a team, Chicago has scuffled at the plate of late, with a combined batting average of just .217 over their last ten games. Compared to other teams, this is just 26th in that span. When looking at the team’s power numbers, they have a season-long slugging percentage of .386% while going deep a total of 135 times (16th). Overall, the White Sox are 24th in the MLB at 4.1 runs per contest.
Luis Robert Jr. has been one of the White Sox’s most effective hitters this season, boasting a .268 batting average and 67 runs batted in. Additionally, he has tallied 33 home runs over the course of the 2023 campaign.