By: Trent Pruitt
After losing two out of three to Kansas City, the White Sox pack their bags and head out to Seattle to take on the last place Mariners. As of this writing the M’s are up 4-2 over the Reds and looking to take the three-game sweep there, so they shouldn’t be taken likely. Grab some Red Bull and get ready for a 9:10 start on Friday night.
Money Line: SEA -140, CWS +130
Run Line: SEA -1.5 (+140), CWS +1.5 (-160)
Over/Under: 9.5 (-110)
First Pitch: 9:10 CST, T-Mobile Park, Seattle, WA
Chicago White Sox
Honestly, Dylan Covey sucks. I don’t know why he is in the league and getting another opportunity. He sits at 1-8 with a 7.69 ERA on the year and a 1.69 WHIP. He didn’t make it out of the 3rd inning last start, allowing 7 earned runs over 2.2 IP. That’s all I have to say about him. Offensively, the Sox are swinging it well (check below).
It has been a season in two parts for the Mariners: Part I – The First 15 Games & Part II – The Rest of the Shitty Season. These guys started out hot in March and April but per usual, the rotation falls apart and they end up a mid-tier AL West team. It’ll be Yusei Kikuchi taking the bump for Seattle, looking to build on their recent surge. Kikuchi has had some success himself, holding his last two opponents to 4 runs over 10 innings. Overall on the season, the young man out of Japan owns a 6-9 record with a 5.24 ERA and 1.47 WHIP.
Analysis & Prediction
This might be the easiest pick of all time for me. I’m throwing two units on the over of 9.5. Honestly, this is the worst pitching matchup of all time and we combine that with the second best over team in baseball (Mariners, 58.6% O) as well as the White Sox owning the 7th best team batting average (.261) and 8th best OPS in September (.805). Not too mention, the White Sox hit lefties better than righties (.274 vs .348). This is as clear as it gets – I’ve capped it well and 9.5 is a number I will take to the grave.
Trent’s Record on White Sox Free Picks
37-27-3 (+12.51 Units). A $100 bettor is up $1,251 on the MLB Season.
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