The Reds (73-68, 35-36 home) host the Mariners (77-61, 38-32 away) in game three of this interleague series. Getting the start for the Reds is Lyon Richardson while the Mariners are turning to Logan Gilbert. Read on to get my best bet for this Cincinnati Reds vs. Seattle Mariners matchup.
SEATTLE MARINERS VS CINCINNATI REDS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds +141
This game will be played at Great American Ball Park at 6:40 ET on Wednesday, September 6th.
WHY BET THE CINCINNATI REDS:
- On the road, the Mariners have dropped three straight games.
- The Reds are on a two game winning streak as the home underdog.
- Logan Gilbert has given up six home runs across his last four starts.
SEATTLE MARINERS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
On a record of 77-61, the Mariners come into today’s game 2nd in the AL West. When playing at home, they are 39-29 and 38-32 on the road. Seattle has played in 44 series thus far, and have gone 24-18-2.
Logan Gilbert is having a successful season for the Mariners, with an overall record of 12-5. He will take the mound for them again tonight, having made 27 appearances so far. His ERA is 3.56, and his K/9 rate is 9.02. Additionally, his FIP and OBP are 3.66 and .259 respectively.
Logan Gilbert’s last start was a success, as he pitched 6 2/3 innings and only allowed one run. Unfortunately, the Mariners were unable to come away with the victory, losing 2-1 to the Mets.
Offensively, Seattle is ranked 11th in the league with an average of 4.8 runs per game. When looking over their last ten matchups, the Mariners averaged 4.2 runs per contest, which is 8th best in that span. In terms of their power numbers, Seattle is 9th in all of baseball, with a total of 184 home runs.
Over the past five games, J.P. Crawford has been a force at the plate for the Mariners, leading the team in hits and batting .367. This season, he is hitting .272 with 47 RBIs.
WILL THE CINCINNATI REDS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Heading into their 141st game of the season, the Reds have an overall record of 73-68, and have a win percentage of just 49.3% at home. Currently, Cincinnati is 3rd in the NL Central and has a 19-19-6 record across their 44 series.
The Cincinnati Reds will look to Lyon Richardson to take the mound, who is 0-1 on the season. In three outings, Richardson has an ERA of 6.75 and a K/9 of 6.75. His FIP stands at 7.76 and he has an OBP of .375.
Lyon Richardson was unable to earn a decision in the Reds’ 3-2 victory over the Cubs, surrendering two runs and two hits in his last outing.
So far this season, the Reds’ has gone deep 162 times, placing them 14th in the league. Over Cincinnati’s previous five games, they are 19th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.7 runs per game putting them 10th in the league. The Reds’ overall team batting average stands at .248 along with an OBP of .325.
The Reds’ offense has been led by Spencer Steer over the past ten games, as he has hit two home runs and now has a season total of 20. Steer’s overall batting average stands at .267.