It figures to be a low scoring baseball betting game on Monday night when the Chicago White Sox host the Seattle Mariners. Felix Hernandez is expected to get the start for the Mariners while John Danks goes for Chicago. Hernandez has been excellent all season but is just 7-6 due to lack of run support. He may not get much in this contest against Danks who has been almost unhittable lately.
SBG Global current line: White Sox – 125, Total 6.5 Over – 115
Hernandez is 7-6 on the season with a 2.75 ERA. He almost always gives Seattle a chance to win as he is among the league leaders in ERA and in innings pitched. Seattle has a rotten offense though and Hernandez doesn’t get a lot of run support. He has a 1.44 ERA in his last three starts but has a record of just 1-1.He has pitched well against the White Sox in his career with a 3.16 ERA, yet he is only 2-2.
John Danks is 10-7 on the season with a 3.37 ERA. He has been outstanding in his last three starts with a 3-0 record and an ERA of 2.38. He is 3-4 in his career against the Mariners with a 3.83 ERA.
The White Sox took two of three in Seattle last week and all three betting games went under the total. The only game that Seattle won was the one in which Hernandez started. The Mariners have not done well against Chicago overall, losing 13 of the last 20 against the White Sox. They were swept back in April at Chicago, losing 3-2, 5-4 and 7-6. Last season, Seattle lost two of three in Chicago.
It is hard to make a case for the Mariners considering they don’t score many runs. Even with Hernandez on the mound it is tough to take Seattle. The Mariners are last in the league in runs scored at just over three per game. They have a solid pitching staff that is 10th in the league but when your offense doesn’t score, it is tough to win. Seattle has been terrible on the road this MLB betting season going 15-32. The White Sox are 27-19 at home this season. They have been winning with a pitching staff that is in the top 10 in the league in ERA. Chicago’s offense is not great but it is far better than Seattle’s.