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Pomeranz Still Looking for First Win as Member of Red Sox

The Red Sox will try to salvage a series split with the Mariners tonight, a day after Big Papi David Ortiz was honored with a 34 lb. fish delivered to him by Seattle fishmongers as part of his farewell tour. Drew Pomeranz (8-9, 3.09 ERA) is still looking for his first win in a BoSox uniform and will face Cuban international Ariel Miranda in the effort.

SHARK BITES
  • The Red Sox are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games against the American League.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Red Sox' last 7 games on the road against the Mariners.
  • The Red Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 games.

If you’ve never heard the name Ariel Miranda, you are in the majority. The 27-year-old Cuban, who was part of the Wade Miley trade, will make his first ever major league start tonight after posting a 13.50 ERA in two relief appearances with the Orioles. He posted decent numbers in Cuba and has a 3.93 ERA in 19 starts in Triple-A this year.

Boston is having no luck with their pitcher acquisitions lately, shelling out prospects and millions of dollars for hurlers who have not panned out. Drew Pomeranz is part of that conversation as he has given up 12 earned runs through his first three starts with his new club.

The lefty has generally been very solid on the road with a 2.87 ERA this year and will hope to get things back on track tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Boston Red Sox were -150 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2.6 win for the Red Sox on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Seattle Mariners bring a 54-52 record to the battle against the 58-48 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Boston injuries news.

This game puts the Seattle Mariners, most recently No. 25 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Boston Red Sox, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Seattle Mariners and its No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 4.67 runs per nine innings, against the No. 1 line up of the Boston Red Sox at 5.48 runs per outing.

Boston brings the No. 23-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mariners's No. 12-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 3-1 on Wednesday behind a start from H Iwakuma at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Boston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 11 games on the road
  • Seattle is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Seattle is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games at home
  • Seattle is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Los Angeles, Friday, August 5th
Seattle home to Los Angeles, Friday, August 5th

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