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Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners - 5/10/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox
Date & Time Friday May 10, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Fenway Park
Boston, MA
The Line
Boston Red Sox -201 / Seattle Mariners +174 -- O/U: 9.5
TV Channel
NESN, ROOT-Northwest
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The Seattle Mariners and the Boston Red Sox meet in game one of their three game set in MLB action from Fenway Park on Friday night.

The Seattle Mariners will look to bounce back after losing their series with New York and 9 of their last 11 games with a 3-1 loss in the series finale on Thursday. Domingo Santana hit a solo home run while Tom Murphy had a base hit as the Mariners mustered up just two hits as a team in the losing effort with the rest of the team going 0 for 20 with 7 strikeouts. Mike Leake took the loss, falling to 2-4 after allowing one run on six hits over seven innings of work. Erik Swanson will start game one and is 1-3 with a 4.94 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This wlll be Swanson’s first career start against Boston.

The Boston Red Sox will look to keep the ball rolling after winning their series with Baltimore, taking the series finale on Wednesday by a final score of 2-1. Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts each had a solo home run to round out Boston’s scoring in the win while Rafael Devers and Sandy Leon each had a pair of hits. Xander Bogaerts and Eduardo Nunez each had a base knock as well to round out Boston’s offense as a team in the win. Chris Sale allowed one run on three hits while striking out 14 over eight innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Ryan Brasier got the win to improve to 2-1 this season while Heath Hembree picked up his 1st save of the year. Eduardo Rodriguez will start the opener and is 3-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. In his career, Rodriguez is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA and 32 strikeouts against Seattle.

Seattle is 2-9 in their last 11 games overall and 2-8 in their last 8 road games while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall. Boston is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall and 5-0 in Rodriguez’s last 5 starts while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the AL West. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

The plus money could be tempting but Seattle has fallen off of a cliff since their hot start to the season and don’t provide any value to plus money in their current form. Boston has picked up their play, and while this is a hefty price to pay for Rodriguez, the Red Sox just haven’t been losing with him on the mound for the last month, winning each of his last 5 starts. I simply think Boston is the better option here, so I’ll lay the juice with the Red Sox in this spot.

Pick:
Boston -201

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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