Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox Betting Preview 06/22/18

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The Seattle Mariners will head east to take on the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. New England Sports Network will broadcast this AL showdown. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox Odds

Boston (-150) is the favorite over Seattle (+140) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 9.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at +105 for the over and -125 for the under. Runline odds sit at -155 for taking the Mariners +1.5 runs and +135 for the Red Sox -1.5 runs.

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

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

Wade LeBlanc is getting the start for the visiting Mariners. The left-handed LeBlanc is 3-0 with a 2.63 ERA and 52 strikeouts. 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 mound. 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 an ERA of 3.73, along with a WHIP of 1.23 and a K-per-9 of 10.08.

The Mariners offense has slashed .258/.322/.420 on its 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 hitting .334/.359/.480 with six home runs, 44 RBIs, 52 runs and 14 steals, while Gordon (.291/.311/.362) has produced one homers, 17 RBIs, 32 runs and 19 stolen bases.

For the home team, Boston’s pitchers have allowed 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 hitters are putting up 5.0 runs per contest, including 4.2 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .249/.319/.387 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Red Sox batters have been led by J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi. Martinez is hitting .315/.386/.623 with 22 home runs, 55 RBIs and 48 runs scored, while Benintendi’s line sits at .292/.378/.534 with 13 homers, 49 RBIs, 52 runs and 12 steals.

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 against right-handed starting pitchers. 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 has hit in seven of those games, as opposed to 10 which went under the total.

Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends,

  • The under has cashed in four of Boston’s last seven games.
  • Boston has recorded 21.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings 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.