7:35 p.m. ET – Mariners at Orioles (-125) O/U: 7
The 5-4 Mariners will open up their four-game set against the 4-5 Orioles with a doubleheader on Tuesday following Monday night’s game being rained out and pushed to 4:05 Tuesday afternoon. Seattle had won three of its last four games prior to the first game of Monday’s impromptu twinbill, with each win coming against a 2020 playoff team. That included the Mariners winning their last two as heavy underdogs in Minnesota against the Twins over the weekend. Baltimore enters this series trending in the other direction, getting swept at the hands of the Red Sox over a three-game set last weekend when they were outscored 27-16.
About the Mariners
Last season shined a potential light toward the end of the tunnel for Seattle’s rebuild with outfielder Kyle Lewis bringing home the American League Rookie of the Year award following a tremendous season. Unfortunately for Lewis and the Mariners, he suffered a knee injury during spring training and is expected to miss a decent chunk of the beginning of the season.
About the Orioles
Similar to Seattle, the Orioles are in the middle of a rebuild and have their fair share of young talent. The surprise of the season for Baltimore so far has been center fielder Cedric Mullins, who is batting .459 through the first nine games. Right fielder Trey Mancini has returned to the diamond this year following his triumph over colon cancer that cost him his 2020 season.
|Teams||Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Seattle Mariners||+1½ (-190)||+115||O 7 (+100)|
|Baltimore Orioles||-1½ (+160)||-135||U 7 (-120)|
The Starting Pitching Matchup
Left-hander Nick Margevicius will be getting his first start of the season for Seattle in Game Two of the doubleheader. In 4.2 innings pitched of relief work so far this season, he has allowed four earned runs over two appearances. The Orioles also are turning to a long reliever in Dean Kremer. The right-hander has appeared in only one game this season and allowed three runs over three innings of work. Both of these pitching staffs rank in the bottom five in the majors in Earned Run Average so far this season.
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