Mariners vs. Red Sox - 8/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (58-46) at Seattle Mariners (52-52)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
D Price (9-7) (4.26) vs. W LeBlanc (1-0) (4.26)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +153 / Boston Red Sox -163 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners play game two of their series late Tuesday night.
The Boston Red Sox look for another win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Red Sox have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 14 games. The Boston Red Sox offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 140 hits, Mookie Betts has 70 RBI and Dustin Pedroia has 12 home runs. David Price gets the ball, and he’s 9-7 with a 4.26 ERA and 151 strikeouts this season. Price is 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Mariners have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 4.09 and have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 127 hits, Kyle Seager has 67 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 26 home runs. Wade LeBlanc takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be LeBlanc’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter and 1-5 in Prices last 6 starts. The Mariners are 21-9 in their last 30 Tuesday games and 7-4 in their last 11 home games. The over is 16-6-1 in the last 23 meetings.
Price hasn't had much recent success, but he did give Boston eight scorless innings in his last start and he's far easier to trust than LeBlac. I usually shy away from heavy juice, but this may be one of those spots where you should lay it. Boston should win this game given the massive pitching advantage.