The Boston Red Sox will head west to play the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. This AL showdown will get underway at 10:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to New England Sports Network to catch the game.
Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners Odds
Seattle (+120) is the home-team underdog to Boston (-130) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 8 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at +115 for the Red Sox -1.5 runs and -135 for the Mariners +1.5 runs.
The Mariners are 44-24 straight up (SU) and 35-32 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 16.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.7 units (ATS). Seattle has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. On the other hand, the Red Sox have gone 47-22 SU this year and are 38-30 ATS. Overall, the team’s gained 12.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 7.4 units ATS. Boston has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven.
Seattle games have an over/under record of 35-31-1 so far in 2018. Boston has an over/under record of 32-34-2.
David Price is getting the start for Boston. The southpaw Price is 7-4 with a 4.00 ERA and 72 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Mariners this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Mariners are sending righty Felix Hernandez (6-5, 5.70 ERA) to the mound. Hernandez has 64 punchouts and 30 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.38. Hernandez only made one start against the Red Sox in 2017 (0-0, 6.35 ERA and four strikeouts across 5.2 innings).
Seattle’s pitching staff has given up 4.1 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 3.95, a WHIP of 1.22 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.9. The bullpen has a 3.69 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 10.3 K/9.
Seattle’s offense has put up 4.5 runs per outing, including 5.0 per game over its last 10 games and 5.4 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .311/.358/.605 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.
Shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Mitch Haniger have led the Mariners’ batters this year. Segura is hitting .347/.368/.489 with five home runs, 42 RBIs, 51 runs and 14 stolen bases, and Haniger’s line is .270/.352/.524 with 16 homers, 52 RBIs and 35 runs.
For the visitors, Boston’s pitchers have allowed 3.6 runs per game and its starters own a 3.68 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.66 K/9. The bullpen has managed a solid ERA of just 2.98, along with a K/9 of 9.76.
Red Sox hitters have slashed .262/.332/.457 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game this season, including 4.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).
J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi have led Boston’s hitters. Martinez is hitting .313/.383/.650 with 22 home runs, 55 RBIs and 44 runs scored, while Benintendi (.302/.390/.556) has produced 12 homers, 46 RBIs, 49 runs and 11 stolen bases.
The Red Sox have gained 14.4 units and are 32-21 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 26 of those games, as opposed to 25 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 0.8 units and are 12-11 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 10 of those games, as opposed to 12 which went under the total.
Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – OVER
The under has cashed in only one of Seattle’s last seven games.
The Mariners have won six of their last seven games SU.
Seattle has recorded 23.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 26.2 over its last five.
The Red Sox have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit 22 over their last 10.
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