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Can Devers’ Call-Up Ignite an Extinguished BoSox Offense?

The Emerald City might just belong to James Paxton after he pitched yet another gem in last night’s shutout of the Red Sox. Former throne sitter Felix Hernandez will look to reclaim his status as king when he and the Mariners take on the Crimson Hose in the second of a three-game set where top prospect Rafael Devers will make his major-league debut for Boston.

SHARK BITES
  • The Mariners are 2-5 SU and on the runline in their last 7 games when hosting an East Coast team.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Red Sox' last 6 games against the Mariners.
  • The Red Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games with Drew Pomeranz as the starting pitcher.

Now losers of three consecutive contests, the Sawx are in a definite slump, hitting .210 as a team since the break. Their call-up of young Senor Devers is perfect evidence of that as it was previously thought that they’d let the third baseman mature a little bit longer in Triple-A. A big league-worst .595 OPS from a ragtag crew of third basemen, however, forced Dave Dombrowski’s hand after he missed out on Todd Frazier.

The definition of a power hitter, Devers is expected to produce against righties at the major-league level right away. Before his call-up, the 20-year-old Dominican hit for a .311 average for Portland and Pawtucket in 86 games, slugging 20 total home runs.

As for the pitching matchup, it’s pretty close. Both Drew Pomeranz and Hernandez have ERAs in the mid-threes and both have high strikeout rates. Something to consider, though, might be Felix’s splits against Boston. In his last four starts against the Sox, Hernandez has allowed 19 earned runs in just 21 innings of work.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Seattle Mariners were listed as 110 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.5-3.4 result in favor of the Red Sox. 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 sport a record of 50-51 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 55-46 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Boston injuries news.

The OddsShark MLB Power Rankings have the Seattle Mariners at No. 15 and the Boston Red Sox at No. 7 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Seattle owns the No. 11 ranking for hits at 8.86 per game. By contrast, the Boston Red Sox are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.96 per game.

Seattle owns the No. 15 defense, allowing 4.72 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's No. 4-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Seattle staff and losing 4-0 to the Mariners on Monday at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games
  • Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Seattle is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games
  • Seattle is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games at home
  • Seattle is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Seattle, Wednesday, July 26

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