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Mariners vs. Red Sox - 8/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Red Sox (58-48) at Seattle Mariners (54-52)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)

D Pomeranz (8-9) (3.09) vs. Ariel Miranda (0-0) (13.50)

The Line: Seattle Mariners +140 / Boston Red Sox -150 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: NESN/RTNW

The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners end their four-game series late Thursday night.

The Boston Red Sox could use a win after losing nine of their last 13 games. The Red Sox have allowed nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Boston Red Sox have an ERA of 4.33 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 140 hits, Mookie Betts has 70 RBI and Dustin Pedroia has 12 home runs. Drew Pomeranz gets the ball, and he’s 8-9 with a 3.09 ERA and 130 strikeouts this season. Pomeranz is 3-0 with a 1.21 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

Mariners vs. Red Sox - 8/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Seattle Mariners look for another win after winning eight of their last 14 games. The Mariners have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners offense continues to be hit or miss, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 129 hits, Kyle Seager has 67 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 27 home runs. Ariel Miranda takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 13.50 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Miranda’s first career game against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Mariners are 4-10 in their last 14 games vs. a left-handed starter and 7-2 in their last 9 vs. American League East. The over is 17-7-1 in the last 25 meetings.

Both offenses were quiet Wednesday, which means things are likely going to heat up here. These clubs are too talented with the bats. Not to mention Pomeranz has allowed a combined 12 runs in his last three starts. I'll take the over here, as we should see some fireworks. 

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Over 8.5

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