MLB betting line favors Mariners over Red Sox

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July 8, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners Odds

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Boston pays a visit to Seattle on Monday, hoping to shut down the Mariners bats in baseball action at Safeco Field.

The match puts starter Jon Lester for the Red Sox on the hill facing Felix Hernandez for the Mariners. Lester brings a 8-4 mark to the game, while Hernandez is 8-4 to date on the season.

View Boston vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Red Sox listed as underdogs of -105 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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 3.7 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 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (9.6 per nine innings).

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

In their last action, Boston was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Jered Weaver shut down the Red Sox in their last game, striking out 6 in a 3-0 shutout over Boston in baseball action at Angel Stadium.

The Mariners were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +168 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Mariners enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Reds on Sunday, with Joe Saunders throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Seattle's last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Seattle's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle's last 8 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Seattle's last 15 games

Next up:
Boston at Seattle, Tuesday, July 9

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