Baseball Picks: Red Sox at Mariners

In the past seven games Seattle is averaging 10.3 hits and 5.3 runs per contest


 

The Boston Red Sox continue their west coast swing Tuesday with the second of four games against the surging Seattle Mariners.

 

[dropcap2]B[/dropcap2]oston faced the unpleasant task of hitting against Felix Hernandez in the series opener Monday night and was scoreless through the first four innings. That’s when the Mariners went to work against left-hander Jon Lester, pounding him for five runs on the way to an 11-4 blowout. It was the fifth win in seven games for Seattle and suddenly the team who looked soft during back-to-back home Interleague series vs. Pittsburgh and the Cubs has starting hitting everything in sight.

 

[quote_text color=”#000000″ text_color=”#ffffff”]In the past seven games Seattle is averaging 10.3 hits and 5.3 runs per contest[/quote_text]

 

Current baseball odds offer the Mariners -128 for Tuesday and the total is set at 7.5 Under (-115). Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma (7-4, 2.60 ERA) will start for the home side and sports betting shops are getting hit from chalk bettors the past couple hours, edging the moneyline price up from -124. Iwakuma will need to be sharp tonight vs. the Sox lineup that more resembles the Rangers and A’s squads he’s faced lately than the Twins, Astros and White Sox lineup he was dazzling during the early part of June.

 

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When Hisashi Iwakuma starts the Mariners are 13-3 since July 30, 2012 at home for a net profit of $1104

 

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Boston will counter with first-year chucker Allen Webster (1-2, 7.88 ERA) and although the right-hander has managed to keep the ball in the park his last two starts, the 1.75 WHIP could be a dangerous mix against this Mariners lineup. Webster’s only road start was a 10-3 loss against the Tigers on June 22 when he gave up five earned runs through four and a third innings.

 

SMACKED AROUND

Seattle registered 15 hits in Monday’s game and it sets them up for this home favorite SDQL betting system which is 15-7 since 2011. We are looking to play ON home favorites between -125 and -140 who are coming off a game with at least 12 hits and the total tonight is 8.5 or less. For a complete rundown, click the link to this code from SportsDatabase.com:

 

p:hits >= 12 and p:W and HF and SG > 1 and total <= 8.5 and season >= 2011 and -140 <= line <= -125 and month in [7 , 8 , 9]

 

Our play AGAINST team was getting hit hard yesterday and that means they likely used up some of their pen. It also means our play ON team is seeing the ball well at this venue. Today’s hitters know how to take advantage of a good ballpark and by staying in the summer months we have hitters who are really “seeing the ball” well. With lower totals, the opposing pitchers have been given too much credit.

 

Since July 23, 2012, the Red Sox have a 0-13 road record after a loss where they gave up 12-plus hits and with these two profiles working together, our MLB best bet for Tuesday is on the Mariners making it three-straight wins.

Pick: Take Seattle on the moneyline

 

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