Miami Marlins vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Betting Odds & Pick: April 17th 2017
Miami Marlins vs. Seattle Mariners
MLB Betting Pick: Seattle -138 odds (April 17th 2017)
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The Miami Marlins ended their four-game series with division rival the New York Mets, by winning three consecutive contests, after a 9-8 Thursday loss in 16 innings. Sunday’s 4-2 victory was capped by a walk-off HR by rookie J.T. Riddle, his first career home run. The Mariners can relate to Miami’s recent surge, having won three straight of their own, after scoring in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday afternoon to outlast Texas 8-7. The Marlins head to Seattle for this three-game IL series with the Mariners at 7-5, while the Mariners are now 5-8, after a 2-8 start to the 2017 season.
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Tom Koehler (0-0, 3.27 ERA) will take the mound for Miami on Monday night, opposed by Seattle lefty, Ariel Miranda (0-1, 5.06 ERA). Koehler had a quality start in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday but also served up two HRs and struck out just one batter. He has never faced the Mariners but is 6-7 with a 4.50 ERA in 18 career interleague starts. Both of Miranda’s two starts this year have come against Houston. He first limited the Astros to two runs in five innings on the road but back in Seattle was reached for four runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. He has never met the Marlins and is 5-3 in his career while pitching in Seattle.
The Marlins swept three straight in their previous meeting with the Mariners in 2014 but they have not visited Safeco Field since 2011. Koehler has spent his entire major league career with Miami and owns a 16-25 record with a 4.49 ERA in his career away from home. Miranda is more of an unknown but off three straight home wins, I’ll back Seattle tonight up against the Marlins, who travel cross-country off a satisfying three straight wins over the Mets.