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Baseball odds preview - Seattle vs. Chicago

Seattle MarinersChicago White Sox
Aug 24, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Seattle Mariners vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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U.S. Cellular Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago White Sox and the visiting Seattle Mariners on Friday.

The White Sox will rely on Jake Peavy to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jason Vargas will be his counterpart for the Mariners. Jake Peavy is 9-9 this season, and Jason Vargas is 13-8.

View Seattle vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the White Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -160 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 5 in the American League and the Mariners at No. 9 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Mariners rank No. 12 in the American League at 7.9 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

The Mariners were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at -124 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Mariners grabbed a win last time out, defeating Zach McAllister and the Indians 3-1 on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Chicago was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Yankees. They won as -124 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 13-strikeout performance from Chris Sale - will prevail again after their 2-1 victory against New York at U.S. Cellular Field.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Mariners at White Sox trends to consider:
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing Seattle
Chi White Sox are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Seattle
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Chi White Sox, Saturday, August 25