Red Sox vs. Mariners Friday Prediction
After a low-scoring game in the first matchup of the series, will the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners combine for enough runs on Friday night to push the score over the total? The clubs will meet again in Seattle at 10:10 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 15, 2018
10:10 p.m. ET, Safeco Field
TV: BOS (NESN); SEA (RSNW)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Mariners as a -150 favorite. As of this writing, 57% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Mariners on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Red Sox' Porcello takes tough loss to White Sox in last start
Rick Porcello allowed two earned runs over six innings, but took a loss against the White Sox on Sunday. Porcello didn't pitch terribly in this one, but he was out-dueled by Reynaldo Lopez and took his third loss of the season against eight victories. He walked three and allowed five runners via hit, and he was able to strike out five. Porcello still owns a solid 3.54 ERA on the season, and will try to pick up his ninth victory against the Mariners on Friday.
Mariners' Paxton strikes out 10 in win over Rays
James Paxton fanned 10 hitters over seven innings while allowing three runs in a 5-4 victory over the Rays on Sunday. Paxton ran into some trouble in the third and fourth innings, but for the most part, it was more dominance for the southpaw on Monday. He also didn't walk anyone, and his strikeout-to-walk ratio is now up to an impressive 111/25. He'll take a 3.02 ERA and 1.11 WHIP into his next scheduled start against the Red Sox on Friday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox have won eight of Porcello's last 11 road starts and are 20-6 in his last 26 starts when he pitches the second game of a series.
The Mariners are 8-2 in Paxton's last 10 starts versus the American League East and are 4-1 in his last five starts overall.
Given the pitching matchup and the fact that the under has been a great bet when these two teams meet, surely plenty of bettors will line up to take the under. That said, the over is 5-1-1 in Porcello's last seven starts, is 5-0-1 in his last six outings coming off four days of rest, and is 4-1 in his last five road starts when he faces a team with a winning record. On the other side, the over is 5-1 in Paxton's last six starts and is 5-0 in his last five outings when coming off four days of rest.