Mariners vs. Red Sox - 8/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (58-47) at Seattle Mariners (53-52)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
R Porcello (14-2) (3.47) vs. H Iwakuma (11-7) (4.21)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +118 / Boston Red Sox -128 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners play game three of their series Wednesday night.
The Boston Red Sox could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Red Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 140 hits, Mookie Betts has 70 RBI and David Ortiz has 25 home runs. Rick Porcello gets the ball, and he’s 14-2 with a 3.47 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 6-3 with a 3.73 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners could also use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has also been inconsistent, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 129 hits, Kyle Seager has 67 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 26 home runs. Hisashi Iwakuma takes the hill, and he’s 11-7 with a 4.21 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 1-1 with a 8.59 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 16-5 in Porcellos last 21 starts. The Mariners are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Iwakumas last 6 starts. The over is 16-7-1 in the last 24 meetings.
The Mariners have won seven of Iwakuma's last 10 starts, and he's an impressive 6-2 at home this season. The Red Sox are also coming off a game Tuesday night in which they had a complete meltdown. I'll take the Mariners and the plus money at home.