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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Chicago Cubs at Safeco Field.

Travis Wood will be the starting pitcher for the Cubs on this day. Lefthander Wood is 5-6 this season with a 2.85 ERA.

The Mariners will counter Wood with Hisashi Iwakuma. Righthander Iwakuma has a 2.26 ERA to go along with a 7-3 record this season.

Chicago was a 7-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Brewers. They won as +102 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Pirates at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +161 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has won 2 straight games.
Seattle has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 33-44 SU
Seattle: 34-45 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Seattle are 5-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Seattle home to Chi Cubs, Saturday, June 29