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MLB betting line favors Red Sox over Mariners

Seattle MarinersBoston Red Sox
April 29, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox Odds

11-15TEAM RECORD11-13

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

The match puts starter Jason Vargas for the Mariners on the hill facing Daisuke Matsuzaka for the Red Sox. Vargas brings a 0-2 mark to the game, while Matsuzaka is 2-2 to date on the season.

View Seattle vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Red Sox as -220 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 5-rated Red Sox and the league No. 13-ranked Mariners, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Mariners average 7.8 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.

Seattle brings the American League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's league No. 8-ranked defense.

The Mariners were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +108 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Seattle looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Tigers, a 7-2 final on Thursday in support of Michael Pineda at Comerica Park.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -180 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Red Sox enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Thursday, with Jon Lester throwing 8 innings of 4-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 8-2
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Mariners at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Boston
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Seattle
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Seattle at Boston, Saturday, April 30