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Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox - 6/17/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Red Sox (48-24) at Seattle Mariners (46-25)
Date & Time Sunday June 17, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Seattle Mariners +125 / Boston Red Sox -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
NESN, RTNW
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MLB | Boston Red Sox (48-24) at Seattle Mariners (46-25)
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The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action at Safeco Field.

The Boston Red Sox look for a bounce back victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Boston Red Sox have won 12 of their last 17 games when scoring at least one run. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 81 hits and 55 RBI while Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts have combined for 147 hits and 84 RBI. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball, and he is 8-1 with a 3.64 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners look to keep the ball rolling after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Mariners have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have won 13 of their last 16 games when scoring at least one run. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 98 hits and 43 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 141 hits and 68 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 7-3 with a 4.26 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Leake is 0-2 with a 6.56 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 9-3 in their last 12 Sunday games, 6-0 in Rodriguezs last 6 road starts and 15-3 in Rodriguezs last 18 starts. The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games, 16-5 in their last 21 home games and 7-0 in Leakes last 7 starts. The under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Seattle and the under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.

Once again, we're getting plus money with the red hot Seattle Mariners at home. If you have watched this team during its winning streak, you would know the Mariners are playing with a certain level of confidence that's hard to bet against. The swagger is there and everybody from the pitchers to the batting lineup has pitched in during this impressive stretch. Leake has also allowed two or less runs in each of his last five games and has been a ground ball machine recently. Give me the Mariners and the plus money. This team is playing too well to bet against.

Pick:
Seattle Mariners +125

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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