Statistically this season the game favors the Mariners at home tonight against the Boston Red Sox. If you look at balls on base then Boston gains an edge with the number 8th rank in the league with 8.96 hits per game compared to the Mariners number 11 ranking in the same category. On defense however Boston is number 6 on the road with them giving up only 4.22 runs per game where as the Mariners are number 11 in scoring at home in the league.
The Red Sox are slouching of late but have a better overall record at 55-47 vs. Seattles 51-51 record so far this season. Boston is -210 favorites for moneyline bets with an over/under of 8 as of today.
Andrew Moore (1-2, 5.70 Earned Run Average) will toe the other side of the rubber for the Mariners attempting to curb the trend that’s seen him give up five earned runs in two straight trips to the mound.
A win would be Boston’s first since the last time Sale pitched and would cash a chalky -210 opening moneyline for bettors of the Crimson Hose.
With an interesting match up like this it always helps to look at the statistics and figure out how you can get an edge wagering on this game. Did you know that the Boston Red Sox are a paltry 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games and jut as bad they have lost all of those games straight up. The total in these games have also gone under in the last 8 of 11 games for the Red Sox. So this tells you Bookmakers think that they are playing better than they are. As far as road games go the story is no different they are 1-5 against the spread and the Seattle Mariners are 8-4 straight up in their last 12 games while hitting the under in their last 5 games out of 7.
To make things a bit more difficult for those trying to bet on this game remember these last two factors. The Mariners are 4-12 Against the spread at home at Safeco Field and the same straight up in their last 16 games.
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