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Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Preview 06/22/18

The Seattle Mariners will head east to Fenway Park to play the Boston Red Sox. New England Sports Network will televise this AL showdown and the first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox Odds

Seattle (+140) is coming into this one as the underdog to Boston (-150) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at 9.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at +105 for the over and -125 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Mariners +1.5 runs (-155) and Red Sox -1.5 runs (+135).

The Mariners have gone 46-29 SU this year and are 38-36 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 15.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline, despite having lost 0.0 units ATS. Seattle is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Red Sox, on the other hand, are 50-26 SU and 41-34 ATS. They’ve gained 10.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.0 units ATS. Boston has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven outings and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Boston games have a 35-38-2 over/under record so far in 2018. The Mariners have an over/under record of 39-34-1.

Wade LeBlanc will get the nod for the visiting Mariners. The left-handed LeBlanc (3-0, 2.63 ERA) has racked up 52 strikeouts in 61.2 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Boston this year.

The Red Sox will send righty Steven Wright (2-1, 1.23 ERA) to the hill. Wright has 29 strikeouts and 18 walks to his name, as well as a 1.04 WHIP. Wright is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA in one start against Seattle this year.

Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 4.07 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 7.99 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.73, along with a WHIP of 1.23.

Mariners hitters have slashed .258/.322/.420 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon continue to lead Seattle’s hitters. The speedy Segura is slashing .334/.359/.480 with six home runs, 44 RBIs, 52 runs and 14 stolen bases, while Gordon has a .291 average with one homers, 17 RBIs, 32 runs and 19 stolen bases.

In the home-team dugout, Boston’s pitchers have given up 3.6 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 3.56, a WHIP of 1.18 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.6. The bullpen has a 3.23 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

The Boston offense is putting up 5.0 runs per contest, including 4.2 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .249/.319/.387 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi have led the charge for the Red Sox offense this year. Martinez is slashing .315/.386/.623 with 22 home runs, 55 RBIs and 48 runs scored, while Benintendi’s line is .292/.378/.534 with 13 homers, 49 RBIs, 52 runs and 12 stolen bases.

The Mariners have gained 16.8 units and are 25-24 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 28 of those games, compared to 21 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Red Sox have lost 3.8 units and are 7-10 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in seven of those games, compared to 10 which went under the total.

Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – OVER

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Betting Trends

The under has cashed in three of Seattle’s last seven games.

Boston has recorded 21.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 21.4 over its last five.

The Mariners have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Red Sox have hit 12 over their last 10.


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