Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners 6/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. James Paxton
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners on Friday, June 15, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and James Paxton for the Mariners.
Boston opens at +141 while Seattle opens at -151. The Red Sox have a 32-35-2 over/under record and a 38-31-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 36-32-0 against the run line and have a 36-31-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 32-35-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 38-31-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 36-31-1 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 36-32-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/05/18 P Drew Pomeranz Biceps 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
05/25/18 DH Hanley Ramirez None has been released
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
06/13/18 3B Kyle Seager Personal is "?" Thursday vs Boston Red Sox
06/09/18 P Dan Altavilla Elbow 10-day DL (06/07)
06/09/18 P Juan Nicasio Knee 10-day DL (06/07)
05/31/18 C Chris Herrmann Oblique 10-day DL (05/27)
05/28/18 P Nick Vincent Groin 10-day DL (05/27)
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 8/14 vs Oakland Athletics)
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
05/01/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Arm 10-day DL (05/01)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 47-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 8-3 record with an earned run average of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.15 this year. He has 80 strikeouts over his 86.1 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.98 and they have given up 184 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 249 hitters and walked 87 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 535 base hits and 239 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 220 batters and struck out 677. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.42.
As a team Boston is hitting .262, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 77 hits this season in 246 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .650 and an OPS+ of 171. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 76 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 252 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Red Sox have 631 hits, including 148 doubles and 99 home runs. Boston has walked 222 times so far this season and they have struck out 544 times as a unit. They have left 474 men on base and have a team OPS of .786. They score 5.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 354 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 44-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.02, James Paxton has a 6-1 record and a 1.01 WHIP this season. He has 111 strikeouts over the 89.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 65 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 251 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 566 base knocks and 263 earned runs this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 182 hitters and struck out 596 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 4th in the league. The Mariners hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .347 with an OBP of .368. He has 95 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 274 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .489 with an OPS+ of 138. Kyle Seager is hitting .226 this season and he has an OBP of .276. He has collected 60 hits in 266 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Mariners as a unit have 604 base hits, including 115 doubles and 85 homers. Seattle has walked 185 times this year and they have struck out on 521 occasions. They have had 459 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 303 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners -151
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