The Los Angeles Dodgers may have gotten a win the last time they took to the diamond on Wednesday night, but the reigning NL West champions have largely struggled in dropping five straight prior to that win.On the flip side of the coin, the Seattle Mariners have been on a nice roll in winning five of their last seven games against the division-leading Astros and division rival A’s. Now, with both teams desperate to give their playoff hopes a boost as they both sit in third place in their respective divisions, let’s find out which one is offering the best MLB Betting value in this contest.
Dodgers vs Mariners Friday Night Game Preview & MLB Betting Pick
- When: Friday, August 17 – 10:10 PM EST
- Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers +112/ Seattle Mariners -122 (Total 8)
- Los Angeles Dodgers – RH Walker Buehler (5-4, 3.32 ERA)
- Seattle Mariners – LH Wade LeBlanc (7-2, 3.80)
Why Bet on Los Angeles?Why should you bet on the Dodgers in this Inter-League matchup? The best reasons would be because Los Angeles has been pretty damned good on the road in going 33-27 this season. Unfortunately, the Dodgers are just 4-6 over their last 10 games and are clearly struggling. 24-year-old right-hander Wade Buehler has been fantastic in allowing just three earned runs over his last three starts, including a scoreless seven-inning outing against Colorado on Saturday.Los Angeles has scored four runs or less in each of their last six games while getting held to two runs on less in half of those contests.
Why Bet on Seattle?Why should you bet on the Mariners in this Inter-League battle? Well, because the M’s are playing some outstanding baseball right now and are playing at home where they’ve gone 36-24 n the season. Seattle picked up a hard-fought 2-0 win over Oakland on Wednesday as Dee Gordon smacked a home run in the 12th inning.“It’s not going to get any easier, but we’re starting to play with our confidence again and have some swag to our team,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said.Left-hander Wade LeBlanc limited Houston to two runs on three hits in five innings of a 3-2 win on Saturday. LeBlanc, however, has had his share of struggles when it comes to trying to beat the Dodgers. he’s an awful 1-7 with a 4.18 ERA in 11 career meetings, including nine starts.
Latest MLB Betting Trends
- LA is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- LA is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games
- Seattle is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games