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John Lackey out to silence Mariners bats in MLB contest

Seattle MarinersBoston Red Sox
July 31, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Boston Red Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Seattle Mariners invade Fenway Park on Wednesday.

Boston hands the ball to starter John Lackey in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-8 mark on the year. Seattle counters with Hisashi Iwakuma, who will try to quiet the fans and the Red Sox bats at the same time.

View Seattle vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-171 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Red Sox - Mariners odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Seattle is at No. 13 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.4 hits per game. The Mariners average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Defensively, Seattle features the American League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.

Seattle was an 8-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They lost as +177 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of UNDER bettors. Seattle suffered an 8-2 loss against Boston on Tuesday, as Joe Saunders wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Mariners at Red Sox trends to consider:
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Boston
Seattle is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston's last 13 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Boston, Thursday, August 1