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Cleveland Guardians vs. Seattle Mariners Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Cleveland Guardians vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Analysis
The Mariners host the Guardians at T-Mobile Park for Game second of a four-game series on Friday, August 26, 2022.
Cleveland is sitting in first place of the American League Central standings at 66-57. In games away from Progressive Field they’ve earned a 34-32 record. Seattle is in second place in the American League West with a record of 68-57 overall and 33-27 at home, which trails Milwaukee by 12.5 games for the division lead.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Prediction
The Guardians enter this matchup first in the AL Central standings with a three and a half game lead over the second place Minnesota Twins. Cleveland lost game one of this series 3-1 but have been playing solid baseball with a 20-13 SU record since returning from the All-Star break. The offense has been putting runs on the board, but have struggled throughout the season with a batting average of .252 (10th), on base percentage of .314 (17th), slugging percentage of .385 (18th) and 532 total runs (16th). Cleveland's bullpen has been great all season and have a WHIP of 1.20 (6th) and team ERA of 3.70 (8th).
Seattle is currently third in the AL Wild Card race with a three and a half game lead over the Orioles and 12.0 games back from the Astros for first place of the AL West. The Mariners looked solid in Thursdays win over the Guardians and have won six of their last 10 games. The offense will need to step it up a notch if they hope to make a run into the postseason as they have been inconsistent throughout the season with a batting average of .231 (25th), on base percentage of .315 (15th), slugging percentage of .383 (20th) and 516 total runs. Like Cleveland this team relies on their quality pitching as the Mariners bullpen has a WHIP of 1.21 (9th) and a team ERA of 3.63 (7th).
These teams are evenly matched and with Bieber and Gilbert taking the mound neither team has a huge pitching advantage. I would lean towards Clevland if I were to pick a side, but the best play here is the total. Expect a low scoring game in this matchup and back the under.
Score Prediction: Guardians 3, Mariners 2
Best Bet: Under 7 (-120)
Cleveland Guardians vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Odds
Cleveland Guardians vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Resources
- Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
- Matchup: AL Central vs. AL West
- Venue: T-Mobile Park
- Location: Seattle, Washington
- Time-TV: 10:10 p.m. ET – Apple TV
Cleveland Guardians vs. Seattle Mariners – Current Form
Cleveland and the Chicago White Sox split their series earlier this week 1-1, but captured its following series against the Padres. Their best performance was on Wednesday, when they limited the Padres to scoring no runs in the second contest of a two-game series. The Mariners were tripped up by the Oakland Athletics last Sunday, but grabbed one while giving up one of two games last Wednesday against the Nationals. Their worst game was on Wednesday, when the Seattle Mariners only scored one run against the Washington Nationals in the second contest of a two-game series.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Seattle Mariners – Pitching Matchup
Cleveland: Shane Bieber (8-7, 3.10 ERA)
Shane Bieber takes the mound in the second game of a four-game series as he makes his 23rd start of the season for the Guardians in this contest. He comes in 8-7 with a 3.10 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, 32 walks and 144 strikeouts over 145 innings of work on the year. Bieber got assigned the loss in his last start, which came at home against the Chicago White Sox on August 20th. He threw 6.1 innings, allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts in an eventual 0-2 the Guardians defeat. Pitching on the road this season, Bieber is 5-3 with a 3.00 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, 20 walks and 93 strikeouts over 90 innings in 14 starts.
Seattle: Logan Gilbert (10-5, 3.52 ERA)
Logan Gilbert will make his 25th start of the season for Seattle, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 10-5 record and 3.52 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.24 WHIP, 41 walks, and 131 strikeouts across 143.1 innings of action. The 25-year-old right-hander didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, when the Mariners lost to the Oakland Athletics on August 20th on the road. Gilbert tossed five innings in the 4-3 defeat by the Oakland Athletics, while giving up three runs on six hits with four strikeouts. Pitching at home this season, Gilbert is 4-4 with a 4.06 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, 10 walks and 56 strikeouts over 57.2 innings in 10 starts.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Seattle Mariners – Series History
In the 2021 season the Mariners won the season series 4-3 against Cleveland. So far in 2022, the Mariners have captured their lone head-to-head battle against the Guardians.