Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners - 6/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (35-31) at Boston Red Sox (37-27)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
H Iwakuma (5-5) (4.10) vs. Roenis Elias (0-0) (16.17)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -133 / Seattle Mariners +123 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox look to get back on track after a tough series with the Orioles as they host the Seattle Mariners over the weekend.
The Mariners look to build on their win yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays as they continue their road trip against another AL East opponent starting tonight at Fenway Park against the heavy hitting Boston Red Sox. The Mariners jumped out to an early lead yesterday and hung on for a James Paxton victory who adds another dimension to their impressive rotation that includes Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, and Taijuan Walker and quietly the M’s are starting to piece some wins together and could be a wild card team to watch out for if they can keep it up. Seattle will send Iwakuma to the bump as he will face off against Roenis Elias who will look to boost the spirits at Fenway.
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The Red Sox head into Friday night’s game splitting their last 10 contests and are coming off a tough series with the AL East leading Baltimore Orioles but they look to get back on track against the Mariners. Boston has been the league’s bets offense all season long and continue to produce runs at a torrid pace and while they have cooled off a bit of late and haven’t gotten the pitching support required to string together a winning streak they are still considered among the league’s best teams and will be in the running for the AL East crown. Elias gets the nod here as he will look to improve on his ugly 16.17 ERA and get his first win of the season but it will be tough against a solid Mariners team.
Seattle is 9-4 in their last 13 against the AL East, 10-2 in Iwakuma’s last 12 starts against a team with a winning record, and 4-0 in his last four starts on six days rest while the Sox are 15-6 in their last 21 home games, 1-5 in their last six Friday games, and 4-1 in their last five against a righty. This should be a great series and while Boston to me still has the edge I don’t see it in this one as the M’s can mash just as well and I like them to do so on Elias.