Mariners open as moneyline underdog vs Red Sox
Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners Odds
Boston pays a visit to Seattle on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Mariners bats in baseball action at Safeco Field.
The Mariners will rely on Aaron Harang to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Felix Doubront will be his counterpart for the Red Sox. Aaron Harang is 4-7 this season, and Felix Doubront is 5-3.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Mariners as +132 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 13-rated Mariners and the league No. 3-ranked Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Seattle's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Red Sox offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.1 runs per game in the league. The Mariners have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (9.6 per nine innings).
Seattle owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 7-rated defense.
The Red Sox were a 11-8 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at +121 on the moneyline, while the total score (19) was good news for OVER bettors. The Red Sox enjoyed a 11-8 victory at the expense of the Mariners on Tuesday, with Allen Webster throwing 2 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Safeco Field.
A few Red Sox at Mariners trends to consider:
Boston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
Boston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Seattle
Boston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing on the road against Seattle
Boston is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games ,on the road
Seattle is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,at home
Boston at Seattle, Thursday, July 11