Game 2 Mariners vs. Dodgers MLB Picks: Predicting Total Runs

Darin Zank

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:54 PM GMT

Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2015 2:54 PM GMT

Los Angeles rallied from four runs down to beat Seattle Monday night in extra innings, carrying that game OVER its total in MLB odds. How will we bet Tuesday's contest at Dodger Stadium?

Mariners-Dodgers: Game 1 Review
LA took the first game of this series Monday night 6-5 in 10 innings. The Dodgers trailed early 4-0, tied the game at 5-5 by the end of the fifth, then got a base hit from a hot Alex Guerrero with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the tenth for the victory.

Dodgers started Brandon McCarthy gave up five runs and six hits, including four homers, through seven innings, but he also walked none while whiffing 10. The Dodgers bullpen then got nine outs without allowing a hit.

Seattle starter James Paxton, after cruising through the first three innings, ended up allowing five runs and six hits through 6 1/3 innings.

The teams combined for 15 hits Monday night, but eight of those went for extra bases, and five of those left the yard.

Los Angeles won as a -120 betting favorite in MLB odds Monday night, and to our dismay the game played OVER its total of seven runs.

These two teams are now a combined 10-4 on the OVERS this season.

LA kept SS Jimmy Rollins and OF Carl Crawford out of the starting lineup Monday, but they both played later, and are likely to start tonight.

 

M's-Dodgers: Game 2 Betting Odds
As of mid-Tuesday morning the best line we could find on Seattle and Hisashi Iwakuma was the -108 offered at GT Bets, while LA and lefty David Huff could be found getting +105 at BetOnline. And the total sat at 7.5 runs.

 

Tuesday's Pitching Match-Up
Huff will be making his first ML start since September of 2013, when he was with the Yankees. Last year, splitting time with the Yanks and Giants, the former first-round pick from the 2006 draft compiled a 3.36 ERA in 59 innings of work, allowing 61 hits, walking 23 while striking out 39.

Huff last started against Seattle back in 2011, when he was with Cleveland.

Iwakuma will be making his second start of this season, after giving up four ER and nine hits in six innings of a 5-3 loss to the Angels last Wednesday. Last year the Japanese import went 16-for-28 on quality starts; Seattle went 17-11 in those starts, with the totals going 12-14.

This will be Iwakuma's first-ever start against the Dodgers.

 

M's-Dodgers: Game 2 Pick
We don't have enough confidence to back Huff with MLB picks, while Iwakuma didn't exactly impress last week against the Angels. So instead of making a pick on the side for this contest we'll go with the OVER, and hope the bats can help us out.

Free MLB Pick: OVER 7.5 runs at Pinnacle Sports

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