Free MLB Picks Today: Seattle Mariners vs Chicago White Sox 6/17/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Seattle Mariners vs Chicago White Sox 6/17/23
Sat 17th June 2023

The Seattle Mariners (34-34) host the Chicago White Sox (30-41) at T-Mobile Park on Saturday. The Mariners took Friday’s series opener 3-2. Reliever Matt Brash was credited with the win after throwing 1.1 scoreless innings, and Paul Sewald earned his 13th save with a scoreless ninth.

Teoscar Hernandez’s on-base streak hit 12 as he went 2 for 4 with a home run and a double in the win. He had two RBIs. Gavin Sheets was 2 for 3 with a solo home run for the White Sox.


Lucas Giolito (5-4, 3.54 ERA) is set to get the start for Chicago. The righty allowed one run over seven innings in his last start, a 6-5 road defeat against the Marlins on Sunday. He yielded six hits while striking out eight and walking one in the no-decision.

For Seattle, right-hander Logan Gilbert (4-4, 4.38 ERA) gets the ball. It’s his first appearance of the season against the White Sox. Gilbert made two appearances against the White Sox in 2022, both starts, striking out 13 and walking none over 11 innings (2-0, 0.00).

In his last start on Sunday, Gilbert took the loss on the road against the Angels. He threw three innings and gave up seven runs (6 ER) on eight hits, striking out two, in the 9-4 defeat.


Over the last five games, Chicago has averaged 4.0 runs a game, a small drop compared to their season average of 4.1. Against righties like Gilbert this season, the Sox have a .669 OPS, the fourth lowest in MLB. Andrew Vaughn is the team’s best hitter against right-handers with a .784 OPS in 196 at-bats.

Seattle is averaging 5.0 runs per game in the last five, up slightly from 4.4 for the season. The M’s have a .692 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .776 OPS over 146 at-bats, J.P. Crawford has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Chicago is 13-24 away from home in 2023, scoring 4.1 runs per game while allowing 4.8 runs. Seattle has gone 20-16 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 4.4 runs per game while surrendering 3.8.

The teams have split their last 10 meetings at T-Mobile Park, though Chicago has the scoring advantage with an average final margin of 5.4-4.6.


The White Sox are fourth in the AL Central, five games behind the division-leading Twins. The Mariners are fourth in the AL West, seven games behind the Rangers.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Seattle Mariners (-155)

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