Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: May 15, 2015
Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners Prediction and Betting Odds. The 17-18 Boston Red Sox are set to take on the 15-19 Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington tonight May 15, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 10:10 PM
Moneylines: Red Sox -110 / Mariners -110
O/U: 7 runs
Pitching Match Up
Boston: Clay Buchholz (2-4, 5.73 ERA)
Seattle: J.A. Happ (3-1, 3.29 ERA)
In their last games: In Game 1 of this 4-game series yesterday the Red Sox beat the Mariners 2-1.
The Red Sox go into Seattle for the 2nd game of a 4-game series. The 2-4 Clay Buchholz goes for the Red Sox and the 3-1 J.A. Happ goes for the Mariners. Both teams open at -110 with a line sitting at 7 runs. The Red Sox have won 2 straight and 4 of their last 5 games and they sit in 3rd place in the AL East 3.5 games back of the New York Yankees. While they only rank 29th in the Majors in team ERA they have only given up 2 runs in each of their last 2 games. Boston’s offense has been decent this season ranking 15th in runs scored. After a 4-game winning streak the Mariners have dropped 2 in a row. They are in 3rd place in the AL West and 6.5 games back of the Houston Astros. Seattle ranks 24th in runs scored and 16th in team ERA. They have only combined to score 3 runs in their last 2 games.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 17 games between these 2 teams the Over record is 12-3-2.
In the last 8 games between these 2 teams in Seattle the Over record is 7-1.
The Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Red Sox.
This season the Mariners are 9-9 at home and the Red Sox are 10-9 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Boston Red Sox: 17-18 SU / O/U 18-16 / Run Line W/L 15-20
Seattle Mariners: 15-19 SU / O/U 15-18 / Run Line W/L 12-22
• BOS is 6-15 in their last 21 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
• BOS is 18-8 in Buchholzs last 26 road starts vs. a team with a losing record.
• BOS has an Under record of 9-3-1 in their last 14 games.
• SEA is 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
• SEA is 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
• SEA has an Under record of 38-17-3 in their last 58 home games.
[P] 04/06/2015 – Edwin Escobar 15-day DL (3/29) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/13/2015 – Justin Masterson 15-day DL (5/13) ( Arm )
[C] 05/02/2015 – Ryan Hanigan 60-day DL (5/1) ( Hand )
[C] 04/04/2015 – Christian Vazquez 60-day DL (3/30), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 04/14/2015 – Tom Wilhelmsen 15-day DL (4/11) ( Elbow )
[CF] 05/05/2015 – Austin Jackson 15-day DL (5/4) ( Ankle )
[P] 04/25/2015 – Hisashi Iwakuma 15-day DL (4/21) ( Back )
Free MLB Pick
The Red Sox had lost 5 straight games with Clay Buchholz getting the start, but that streak ended in his last outing when the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3. In that game Buchholz gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings of work. In his previous 2 starts he had given up 5 earned runs in each outing. The Red Sox are 0-4 in Buchholz’s last 4 starts against a team with a losing record. J.A. Happ has pitched well this season and in his 6 starts the Mariners have won 4 times. In his last outing he went 5 innings and only gave up 1 earned run in a 7-2 win over the Oakland A’s. The Mariners are 4-1 in Happ’s last 5 starts with the total set at 7.0-8.5 runs.
Buchholz was decent in his last outing snapping his losing streak, but I think the Seattle bats will get to him tonight. Last night was a low scoring game between these 2 teams, but I think that will not happen again and the Mariners will come out on top and take Game 2 of this American League match up.