Mariners vs. Red Sox Prediction
If the season ended today, the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners would earn the two AL Wild Card spots. With Seattle beginning a series in Boston tonight, which team will get the upper hand in the opener?
Friday, June 22, 2018
Fenway Park at 7:10PM ET
TV: NESN (BOS)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are a -136 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mariners are a +126 underdog, while the total is set at 9.5 runs. As of Friday afternoon, 65 percent of public bets are being placed on host Boston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Mariners drop all three at Yankees
Seattle was swept in a three-game series at New York, dropping Thursday afternoon's finale by a count of 4-3. The Mariners have now lost four in a row. Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs. Kyle Seager finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. James Paxton took the loss as he allowed all four earned runs in the first inning, giving up seven total hits with nine strikeouts and three walks over five innings.
Red Sox salvage game at Minnesota
Boston rolled to a 9-2 victory Thursday at the Twins after dropping the first two games in the series. Mookie Betts went 3-for-6 at the top of the order with a solo home run. Andrew Benintendi was 2-for-6 with a solo homer. J.D. Martinez finished 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs. Mitch Moreland was 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, two runs and an RBI. Xander Bogaerts ended the game 2-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Brock Holt went 2-for-5 with a run. Sandy Leon was 2-for-2 with a walk, a run and an RBI. Rick Porcello picked up the win as he allowed no runs on one hit with five strikeouts and a walk.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 11-5 in the last 16 Mariners games on a Friday. Seattle is 14-2 in LeBlanc's last 16 starts on grass.
Boston is 10-4 in its last 14 home games. The under is 11-5 in the last 16 Boston games overall.
LeBlanc baffled Boston last week as the tewo teams split a four-game series in Seattle. Don't expect the same at Fenway Park as the Red Sox batters come in hot and can make any pitcher pay for mistakes. I think Wright's knuckleball continues to dance and the Red Sox get the victory here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX -136