Red Sox Vs. Mariners Predictions | Baseball Opening Day Picks
Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Preview
Technically, the Seattle Mariners have the current best record in the majors. The Boston Red Sox will aim to give them their first loss of the season when they meet during the opening day. In 2018, Boston had one of those seasons where they were the best team in the majors from start to finish. It was a remarkable year and one that seems unlikely to be repeated. MyBookie.ag listed the Red Sox +600 to win the World Series once again, but they are not the definite favorites. Teams like the Houston Astros and New York Yankees share the same odds. The LA Dodgers are just one step behind at +700.
Boston will send the left-handed pitcher Chris Sale to open the season in Seattle. Sale has a pretty good career against the Mariners, posting a 6-1 record with a 1.88 ERA in nine starts. He will come up to the mound with a recently new deal signed of $145 Million for the next five years. Sale has a 2.56 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 13.2 K/9 over 59 starts since he arrived at the Red Sox in the 2017 season.
The Mariners will have a lot of new faces in 2019. The front office traded Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz, Jean Segura, Mike Zunino, and James Paxton. They also let Nelson Cruz walk as a free agent. Seattle started the season with two wins over the Oakland A’s last week in the two-game series in Japan. One of those wins came courtesy of the left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales.
Gonzales went for 6.0 innings, allowed seven hits and four runs in the 9-7 win over Oakland. He recorded eight strikeouts and didn’t allow a base hit in the last three innings of his performance of the season. Marco lost his only career start against Boston, giving up five runs and seven hits during a six-inning outing. With the moves the Mariners made in the offseason, it’s safe to say they are trying to rebuild for the future.
Seattle is +3000 at MyBookie.ag to win the American League Pennant at the end of the season. It’s clear they are beyond a longshot to even reach the playoffs. The oddsmakers at MyBookie put their over/under wins at 71.5. Well, they at least have recorded two already, but other than Miami, Kansas City, Detroit, and Baltimore; no team is projected to have a worse season.
Considering the difference in talent inside the clubhouse of these two teams, taking Boston -195 in the money line is a steal. The Red Sox have an implied probability of winning of 66%. They also have the better and more experienced pitcher and the best batting line up. What’s the play? Boston -1.5
Run line: -1.5
Money line Boston -195 vs. Seattle +165
Game total: 7
Pitchers: Chris Sale (0-0) vs. Marco Gonzales (1-0, 4.50 ERA)
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
Ball Park: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington
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