Looking for the sweep and a seventh straight win, the Boston Red Sox will send out their defending Cy Young winner Rick Porcello (3-5, 4.35 ERA) to square off with journeyman in the making Christian Bergman (1-2, 6.30 ERA). During their winning streak, the BoSox have outscored their opponents 47-15 and opened as the -200 moneyline favorites in today’s matchup with the Mariners.
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- The Red Sox are 4-0 SU in their last 4 home games against the Mariners.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 straight games between these teams at Fenway Park.
- The Red Sox are 1-4 SU in Rick Porcello’s last 5 starts in Boston.
Already posting one more loss than he did last season, Rick Porcello has not been the same guy that went 13-1 on his home bump in 2016. That said, he should be able to get going against a Mariners team that’s been shutout two games in a row, mustering 10 hits in the process. Porcello went 1-1 with an ERA of 3.31 against Seattle last year and owns decent numbers against most of the Mariners’ current batters.
Vastly outmatched in this one, Bergman is in trouble against a primed Sox lineup just a start after giving up 10 earned runs on 14 hits in four innings pitched against the Nationals.
This could be a good spot to grab the Red Sox on the runline as they’re 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as the betting favorite.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Boston Red Sox as -200 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 10 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 7.9-0.7 win for the Red Sox on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Boston (27-21) will face the 21-29 Mariners in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Seattle injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 2 (Boston Red Sox) and the No. 26 (Seattle Mariners) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
Offensively, the game matches up Boston Red Sox No. 10 ranked offense (4.81 runs per game) against a Seattle Mariners defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 26 at 5.04 runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have been averaging 9.25 hits per game, more than the Seattle Mariners have managed so far this season (8.28 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the No. 26 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Brian Johnson shut down the Mariners in their last game, striking out 8 in a 6-0 shutout over Seattle in baseball action at Fenway Park.
- Seattle is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
- Seattle is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games
- Seattle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 14 of Boston’s last 19 games
- Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Seattle at Colorado, Monday, May 29th
Boston at Chicago, Monday, May 29th