Heading into game two of this interleague matchup, the Reds (72-68, 34-36 home) will send Andre Jackson to the mound against the Mariners (77-60, 38-31 away) and Bryce Miller. Check out my pick for today’s Seattle Mariners vs. Cincinnati Reds game in Cincinnati.
SEATTLE MARINERS VS CINCINNATI REDS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds +139
This game will be played at Great American Ball Park at 6:40 ET on Tuesday, September 5th.
WHY BET THE CINCINNATI REDS:
- In their five most recent games as the favorite, the Mariners have gone just 2-3 straight-up.
- The Reds are currently up 1-0 in their series vs. the Mariners.
- Bryce Miller has struggled of late, coming in with an ERA of 5.62 over his last two starts.
SEATTLE MARINERS STRUGGLING VS RUNLINE OF LATE
Through 137 games, the Mariners have a record of 77-60. This mark includes going 24-18-2 across their 44 series. Currently, Seattle is 1st in the AL West and have a 39-29 record at home while going 38-31 on the road. So far, the Mariners have gone 32-34 against teams with above .500 records.
Seattle Mariners starter Bryce Miller has had a successful season thus far, boasting an 8-4 record and 3.93 ERA. His ERA is higher on the road (6.29) than at home (3.97), and he’s kept his WHIP at a solid 1.05 while limiting opponents to a .224 batting average against him and .389 slugging percentage.
Bryce Miller was unable to secure the victory in his most recent start, though he did manage to complete a quality start. In the Mariners’ 5-4 triumph over Oakland, Miller hurled six innings and yielded three earned runs.
During their last five games, Seattle is the 21st ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .230 and are averaging 4 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Mariners are hitting .244 with an OBP of .324 while averaging 4.8 runs per contest. This figure puts them 11th in the league.
Hernández has been a key contributor to the Seattle offense this season, boasting a .266 batting average and .460 slugging percentage. In the team’s last ten games, he has been especially impressive, leading the Mariners in hits with a .378 average.
WILL THE CINCINNATI REDS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
140 games into the season, the Reds have a record of 72-68, putting them 3rd in the NL Central. This mark includes an overall series 19-19-6. At home, they are 34-36 compared to 38-32 on the road.
As Connor Phillips prepares to make his major league debut, the Reds are hoping he can make a positive impact. The team has allowed an average of 5.67 runs per game in their last three outings, putting them 12th in the league in that time period.
Over their last five games, the Reds are ranked 13th in the league in scoring at 4 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.7 per contest puts them 10th in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, Cincinnati is 9th, with an OBP currently sitting at .324. The team’s collective batting average is .247 (12th).
The Reds have been bolstered by Spencer Steer’s offensive production in 2023. The third baseman has a .269 batting average, driving in 76 runs and hitting 20 home runs thus far this season.