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Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners prediction and best bet by handicapper Ben Rajavuori for Wednesday night's game.

Best MLB Bet for Wednesday: Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners

First inning run bets have taken the gambling world by storm, and it's for their quick results and consistent odds. It's one of the only bets in sports that is a winner or loser after only 10-15 minutes. As a result, I will be posting my favorite first inning bets when I find value on a particular side, whether it's no run to be scored or vice versa. Today's first inning bet takes us to Chicago, where the Seattle Mariners will take on the Chicago White Sox in game two of the series. So will there be a run scored in the first, or no run in this one tonight?

White Sox vs. Mariners Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: April 13, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: MLB.TV

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Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners Prediction

The first thing to notice about this game is the weather. Even though it's supposed to rain, it won't come until later in the game. As a result, the air will be pretty thick in Chicago, with humidity around 80%. So while the whole game over may look shot due to the weather, the first few innings could see some balls carried.

Robbie Ray posted good numbers in 2021 overall, but his first-inning ERA (3.09) was higher than his overall ERA (2.84). Ray is also a left-hander, and he will face a lineup with all right-handed batters. The top of the White Sox order is strong and features four tough outs in Tim Anderson, Luis Robert, Jose Abreu, and Yasmani Grandal. Anderson averaged .319 against left-handed pitching last year, Robert .397, Abreu .294, and Grandal .266. All four hit better against lefties.

Dallas Keuchel will face a similar situation tonight. He will face a lineup that features six right-handed hitters in the first six spots. The Mariners lineup also has familiarity with Keuchel. Abraham Toro is 2-2 against Keuchel, Ty France is 2-6, Mitch Haniger is 8-29, Torrens is 0-2, but then Eugenio Suarez is 3-9. Keuchel had a 5.28 ERA in 2021, including a 4.8 ERA in the first inning. He allowed batting averages of .325, .308, and .355 to 2,3, and 5-spot hitters. He struggles against the top of the order and averaged a run in the first inning a little over half the time last season.

Ray and Keuchel have a combined first-inning ERA of 7.89, meaning they allowed almost one run per first inning in 2021 combined. This, combined with the Mariner's success against Keuchel, and Ray's struggles against right-handed batters, makes a good argument for a run in the first inning tonight. Plus, with rain coming later in the night, the humid weather should help the ball carry a little more. Take the first inning score tonight.

White Sox vs. Mariners Pick

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Ben Rajavuori is a handicapper out of Minneapolis, MN. He has been creating sports content for almost four years now and is an expert in all things NFL, MLB, NBA, UFC, and NCAAB. Ben thrives on diving deep into statistics to find the best angle on every bet. You can follow him on Twitter @WeBeatTheSpread.


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