The San Francisco Giants (1-1) and Seattle Mariners (1-1) continue their lid-lifting series with a Saturday 9:10 p.m. ET game at T-Mobile Park. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook‘s lines around the Giants vs. Mariners odds with MLB picks and predictions.
RHP Logan Webb gets the nod for the visiting Giants. He was 3-4 with a 5.47 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 7.6 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 54 1/3 IP over 13 appearances, including 11 starts. The young hurler faltered down the stretch after posting a 3.29 ERA through his first 27 1/3 innings.
RHP Chris Flexen is the projected starting pitcher for the Mariners. Last season with the New York Mets, he went 0-3 with a 6.59 ERA, 2.05 WHIP, 6.6 K/9 and 8.6 BB/9 in 13 2/3 IP over nine games, which included just one start. In his three-year career – all with the Mets – Flexen started 11 games and came out of the bullpen 16 times.
San Francisco bounced back from an Opening Day, extra-inning setback to defeat the Mariners 6-3 Friday. Look for the Giants to make it two in a row Saturday.
Webb had a solid spring in Arizona (0.53 ERA in 17 IP), and he’s up against a Seattle nine which was woeful in its home yard a year ago (.655 OPS, 30th MLB).
The Giant’s season O/U is 74.5. They’re a club that registered a robust .834 OPS in going 21-15 over their last 36 games in 2020. If they can make enough hay when they aren’t playing the division rival and NL favorites Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, the Giants can clear that O/U with relative ease.
The Giants got back on track in their second game of the year, with Donovan Solano’s double giving them a lead they wouldn’t relinquish this time. The 6-3 win evened the record on the season.
Johnny Cueto was solid in his season debut, Buster Posey and Evan Longoria homered again, and Jake McGee easily shut things down in the ninth for his first save in orange and black.
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