Authored by Winning Major League Baseball Analyst Greg Nelson.
MLB Daily Expert Picks are winning at a remarkable rate and will continue through the 2018 World Series. The (72-56) Seattle Mariners got a much needed off day on Thursday, August 23rd after a rough stretch facing Houston, Oakland and the Dodgers all in thirteen days. It began positive with a road sweep in Houston, but they’ve dropped six of their last nine. Now it’s time for Seattle to regroup to take on the (71-56), Arizona Diamondbacks who’ve won seven of their last ten. Mariners manager Scott Servais will send Erasmo Ramirez to the pitcher’s mound. The right-hander is making his second start since coming off the disabled list in April with Seattle winning both games. Friday’s Game time is 9:40 PM EST at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Local Television Networks will be broadcasting. The Opening Betting Line has Seattle as a +160 road underdog. The betting odds total is eight and a half runs for Friday’s contest.
Seattle has not played Arizona since 2015, and three-game series could determine what direction Seattle trends in the next month. Mariners fans are glad to have Robinson Cano back in the lineup, after serving a lengthy suspension but they want more offensive production; since his return, they’re 3-5, and he’s only hit one home run. His best performance was on August, 20th when he went 3 for 5 in a 7-4 home win over Houston. Cano may need to do a bit more tonight as shortstop Jean Segura who leads the offense with a .315 batting average, and 152 hits, is listed as questionable with sore ribs. Seattle is five and a half games out of first place in the AL West and four games behind the Yankees and Oakland in the American League Wild Card race. The Mariners get a slight break in scheduling with a trip to San Diego after they leave Phoenix. Bovada.Lv, list the Seattle Mariners at +2,200 to win the 2018 American League West Division.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have less wins than any other first-place team in baseball and have a one-game lead over Colorado in the National League West. However, they must continue to perform at an elite level with a road trip to San Francisco followed by four in Los Angeles vs. The reigning NL Champion Dodgers. Second-year manager Torey Lovullo seems to be the right fit for an organization who’s looking for back to back postseason appearances. First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt is beginning to find his rhythm at the plate hitting five home runs in the last ten games including a 3 for three performance in their previous match a 5-1 home win over the Angels. Thirteen game winner Zack Godley will be on the hill tonight for the fourth-rated rotation in Major League Baseball. The Right-hander has not allowed a home run in July or August. Arizona knows they must bring their A-game this weekend with the Dodgers, Colorado, and San Francisco lurking in their shadow. Bovada.Lv, list the Arizona Diamondbacks at +850 to win the 2018 NLCS.
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