MLB Pick: Will Rogers betting the Mariners -151 odds over the Marlins on April 19th 2017
Miami Marlins vs. Seattle Mariners
MLB Betting Pick: Seattle -151 odds (April 19th 2017)
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The set-up: The 8-6 Miami Marlins and the 6-9 Seattle Mariners play the rubber game of this three-game IL series with this afternoon game at Safeco. Seattle won 6-1 on Monday but Miami’s Wei-Yin Chen, Brad Ziegler and Kyle Barraclough combined on a one-hit shutout in Tuesday’s 5-0 Marlins victory.
The pitching matchup: Edinson Volquez (0-1 & 3.45 ERA) and Felix Hernandez (1-1 & 2.95 ERA) will square off. Volquez is winless in his three 2017 starts (team is 1-2) and he has only pitched more than five innings in one of the outings. However, he never has lost to the Mariners, compiling a 5-0 record and 2.66 ERA in eight career appearances (seven starts / teams are 5-2). Hernandez is off his best outing of the season, beating Texas 2-1 last Friday, allowing one run on six hits in 7 1/3 innings. He’s made just two career starts vs. Miami but is 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA and 0.72 WHIP.
The pick: The Mariners were shut out last night (held to just one hit) but they had won four in a row prior to that. Seattle leaves after the game for a 10-game road trip, not returning home until May. I’ll take “King Felix” over Volquez, any day.