Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox Pick – MLB April 13, 2022

The Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox have two more games at Guaranteed Rate Field following a 3-2 win for the home team yesterday. It was a pitcher’s game between Matt Brash and Vince Velasquez in the first meeting of a three-game series.

Velasquez was in top form, as he allowed 2 hits and 1 run in his White Sox debut on Tuesday. Brash and the Seattle bullpen did what they could do to keep the game close. The Mariners’ bats just weren’t working against Velasquez, though.

The Mariners slipped under .500 with two wins and three losses with the 3-2 final at Guaranteed Rate Field. This five-game stretch is pretty well a good snapshot of what the Mariners have experienced for over a decade now.

The pitching holds up pretty well, but there is little support at the plate. When the Mariners need a clutch hit, it’s hard to find someone to step up and deliver in a tight game. Robinson was supposed to fix this problem, but that was a massive failure.

The Mariners finished with a record of 90-72 last season and second in the AL West. They were five games behind the Houston Astros in the division. After failing to do enough for a wildcard, this was their only way into the postseason.

Chicago is off to a 4-1 start after one blemish in Detroit against the Tigers at Comerica Park. They have won three straight since a blown save on April 8. The White Sox will have to contend with defending Cy Young winner Robbie Ray in this one.

Ray signed with the Mariners after a sensational year with the Toronto Blue Jays. He doesn’t care much about winning and just went to the highest bidder. The Jays offered $110 million while the Mariners added an extra $5 million to the deal.

The forecast does not call for the best weather in Chicago tonight. If there are delays, this isn’t going to work out well for the Mariners’ game plan with Ray having to come out.

Dallas Kuechel fell off last season, as he looks to respond after his worst season since a rookie in 2012. Keuchel is scheduled to start opposite Ray tonight.

Head below for our free Mariners vs. White Sox prediction on April 13, 2022.

Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox Live Odds and Betting History:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Seattle Mariners +1.5 (-195) -105 Over 9 (+100)
Chicago White Sox -1.5 (+165) -115 Under 9 (-120)
Team Data Saettle Mariners Chicago White Sox
Overall Record 2-3 3-1
Away/Home Record 2-3 1-0
Batting Average .183 .255
Batting Average Away/Home .183 .200
Runs Per 9 2.40 5.66
Team ERA 3.64 2.52
Team ERA Away/Home 3.64 2.00

Mariners vs. White Sox Prediction:

The gamble with signing Robbie Ray was trying to establish if his Cy Young campaign was a one-off or something real.

In his first start with the Mariners, Ray came out firing against the Minnesota Twins on Opening Day. He picked right off where he left from last season. Ray allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run across 7 innings of work.

Ray finished with a 2.84 ERA and 1.04 WHIP through 32 games with the Blue Jays last season. There is supposed to be rain in the forecast in Chicago tonight, though.

A rain delay would force Ray to exit the game and leave the rest of this one up to the Mariners’ bullpen and offense. I don’t have the most confidence in the Seattle bats over the White Sox.

This season, Dallas Keuchel will look to get on track after failing to finish with an ERA below 4.00 in five years. Keuchel loved the shortened campaign in 2020, as he recorded a 1.99 ERA and 1.09 WHIP through 11 games.

Back to a normal schedule, Keuchel wasn’t in good form, with a 5.28 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. There should be some motivation for Keuchel to get things on track this season. Again, though, it could be a short game for Keuchel if the rain comes anyway.


Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Trends:

Mariners

  • Record (Last 10): 2-3
  • 23-47 overall in their previous 70 games at Chicago
  • 2-4 overall in their previous six games versus the White Sox
  • 17-7 overall in their previous 24 games on the road
  • 5-2 overall in their previous seven games after a loss
  • UNDER is 5-1 in their previous six games on the road

White Sox

  • Record (Last 10): 3-1
  • 65-28 overall in their previous 93 games as a favorite at home
  • 5-0 overall in their previous five games after their opponent scores or 2 fewer runs
  • 6-0 overall in their previous six games after conceding 2 or fewer runs
  • 41-15 overall in their previous 56 games at home versus a team with a losing record
  • 7-3 overall in their previous ten games after a win

The offense has been lifeless for the Mariners with 6 runs scored in their last three games. I feel like we’ve seen this before with the Mariners. If you recently woke up out of a coma from ten years ago, it’s the same old in Seattle with spotty production at the dish.

Saettle can be hard to trust against a White Sox offense that can get going in a hurry. The Mariners are 28th with an average of 2.57 runs per game. They are hitting .183 for 29th in the majors going into Guaranteed Rate Field.

The White Sox are the fifth-best offense in the majors, with an average of 5.55 runs per game. They are hitting .259 for sixth in the majors going into Wednesday night at home. In a matchup that may likely come down to the bullpens, the White Sox get the nod.

As a pitching staff, the White Sox are fifth in the majors with a .190 batting average against. They’re fourth as a team with 2.52 runs allowed per game.

Ray is an attractive pitcher to back, but the overall body of work favors the White Sox tonight. You won’t find the White Sox at this price too often at home this season.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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