Back-to-back hits on the total to start this week (9/8, 9/9). Let’s try to keep that streak alive Tuesday night as our attention turns to T-Mobile Park as the Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners start a three-game set.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
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Cincinnati Reds: -138
Seattle Mariners: +112
Cincinnati Reds -1.5: +120
Seattle Mariners +1.5: -142
Over 9: -108
Under 9: -114
What to Watch For
The Reds really aren’t playing for much of anything, having been under the .500 mark for the whole season. They’ll have Trevor Bauer on the mound looking to turn things around after a rough second half of the season, individually. He is 1-4 since being traded to Cleveland mid-year with a horrendous 8.23 ERA.
Not much to write home about on the other side, either, as the Mariners now have the fifth-worst record in the AL. They were outscored 41-15 in a recent four-game set vs Houston as we see another roster with their eyes set on the season ending. They recorded just one hit their last time out.
Betting on the Money Line:
Mariners are 0-6 in their last 6. The Reds win 63+ percent of simulated matchups.
Trevor Bauer is projected to pitch six innings for Cleveland, giving up six hits and three runs. The Mariners average 0.91 HRs per sim off Bauer.
On the other side, Justus Sheffield is projected to pitch no more than five innings for Seattle, giving up six-plus hits and four runs in that stretch. The Indians average 1.04 HRs per sim off Sheffield.
Four-star (out of four) hot-trend pick alert here. Odds indicate there is a 52 percent chance the total combined score goes over 9. That happens in a similar percentage of simulations. The average combined score in sims is 10.9 runs.
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