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Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners Odds
The Mariners get a visit from the Boston Red Sox in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
It's a pitching duel between Erasmo Ramirez for the Mariners (0-0 on the year) and Ryan Dempster for Boston (5-8 so far).
The Mariners sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Sox sit at an American League No. 3 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Seattle has the American League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.7 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.
Seattle owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 7-rated defense.
The Red Sox were a 11-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -126 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 11-4 victory over Seattle on Wednesday at Safeco Field behind starter Felix Doubront.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few Red Sox at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Seattle's last 13 games when playing Boston
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston at Oakland, Friday, July 12
Seattle home to LA Angels, Friday, July 12