MY OH MY. It’s time for Mariners Baseball!
Honestly, I don’t know how anyone in working America is going to get anything done today (or how they did Thursday). We’ve got the Masters going on, and baseball is starting. You’re telling me I’m supposed to pay attention to my job when Tiger Woods is at Augusta and Robbie Ray is making his debut against Buxton and Correa for the Twins?
HA. Yeah, good luck with that one.
I’m absolutely giddy. Like a kid on Christmas or Halloween. I’m all hyped up and feel like I’m about to jump out of my skin. THE MARINERS ARE BACK!
Anyway, let’s get back to the realm of professionalism (for now), and look at the betting preview for the season opener in Minnesota against the Twins.
What Time is the Mariners Game Today?
The Mariners play at 01:10 PM PT.
What Channel is the Mariners Game on Today?
As always, you can catch the M’s on Root Sports. You can also catch it on MLB.tv, but blackout restrictions may apply depending on your location. The same goes for Amazon Prime, which has a new MLB Channel that you can subscribe to. Again, blackout rules may apply.
I’m a little confused on this one, and you can see why. The M’s are -1.5 favorites. However, if you are betting the moneyline (straight-up winner) the M’s are +100 (Bet $100 to win $100) with the Twins at -110 (Bet $110 to win $100).
When it comes to the spread, the M’s are +150 at -1.5 (If you bet $100 and they win by two or more, you win $150), with the Twins sitting at -180 at +1.5 (If they lose by one or win, you win $100 on a $180 bet).
If all you are concerned with is the run total in the game, the over-under is set at 8.0. If you like the over, it’s +100 (Bet $100 to win $100) and the under is -120 (Bet $120 to win $100).
Mariners Pitcher Today: Robbie Ray
Seattle is trotting out the reigning Cy Young winner to the mound for the first time. Ray signed a 5-110 deal with the team this offseason, reportedly calling the M’s and asking to come here, in large part due to Mitch Haniger’s article in the Players Tribune. He’s gonna have his hands full with Correa and Buxton, and it will be an interesting gauge of whether 2021 is what Ray really looks like, or is instead a career year.
Mariners Starting Lineup
Seattle announced their starting lineup right around 9 AM PT this morning. The biggest change to last year is Crawford. He led off or hit 2 a lot last year, and he is now in the 8 spot. Frazier is a great leadoff guy, and the rest of the lineup actually looks pretty strong, especially from an “oh man, if these guys can stay healthy” standpoint.
Also of note, the young wunderkinds are back-to-back at 6 and 7, with Kelenic DH’ing and Julio in Center hitting 7th.
Mariners vs Athletics Prediction Today
I think it’s a low-scoring game. Sure, pitchers probably aren’t going to go as deep into games as they would in June, and both teams can easily put up 7 runs in a game. HOWEVER. Robbie Ray dominates, and Byron Buxton shows off the speed by catching everything that he can see. The Mariners are down 3-2 in the 8th, when Julio smashes a two-run homer to give the Mariners the 4-3 lead, and eventual win.
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M’s or Twins? Who do you think is going to win? Regardless of who you’re rooting for, one thing is for certain. Baseball. Is. Back. Go Mariners!