Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/2/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+114) Seattle (-135)
T-Mobile Park is the site where the Seattle Mariners (55-51) will try to beat the Boston Red Sox (56-50) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has the Red Sox at +114 while the Mariners are at -135. The over/under comes in at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Kutter Crawford and Logan Gilbert.
As a team, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per outing, which is 6th in baseball. They have accumulated 526 runs while having a team OBP of .331. The Red Sox have compiled 234 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 118 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 503 RBI's as well as 960 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate sits at .264. Boston has a slugging rate of .434 and have been called out on strikes 867 times, while taking a walk on 329 occasions.
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The Red Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 4.25 over the course of the season (17th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 915 hitters. Red Sox pitchers have surrendered 133 home runs and 482 runs in total (18th in the league). They have walked 301 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.30 as a squad on the year. Boston has conceded 907 hits (8.7 per 9 innings) and 442 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.04 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.29.
The Red Sox have dispatched 328 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 109 base runners on the year and 28.4% of those players crossed home plate. They have recorded 30 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 8 of 38 save chances. The Red Sox relievers have a save rate of 78.9% and has come into the game in 84 save situations. The relievers have a total of 46 holds on the season (27th in the league). Red Sox pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 73 times as well as having 90 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Red Sox have turned 68.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,424 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 24th in baseball. The Boston Red Sox have accounted for 2,808 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 937 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which has them ranked 30th in the majors, and they have turned 93 double plays.
Crawford (8-12 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.31 and he has faced 657 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 152 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 49 walks. His earned run average is 4.89 (85 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.286. Crawford has taken the ball for 156 innings and has earned 155 K's thus far in his career.
The Seattle Mariners have accounted for an on-base percentage of .313 in addition to a team batting average of .234 for the year. They have been rung up on 1,049 occasions (2nd in the league) and have tallied 831 base hits. Seattle has recorded 127 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 464 runs batted in. The Mariners hold a slugging % of .397 and they score 4.54 runs per contest (13th in baseball). They have recorded 185 doubles, while getting a free base 352 times as well as earning 481 runs.
The Mariners hold a team WHIP of 1.191 and have a FIP of 3.79 as a pitching staff so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 9.20 (965 strikeouts against 277 walks). They are sitting at 6th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 851. They have given up 115 long balls and they allow 4.19 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 441 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.80 (400 earned runs conceded).
Seattle has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 40 save opportunities and they have recorded 26 saves. They rank 14th in baseball with a save percentage of 65.0%, and they have dispatched 358 relievers onto the field this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 110 times in high leverage situations and on 98 occasions with runners on. Seattle bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 26.8% of 127 inherited runners. With 104 save situations, the Mariners have earned 63 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
Out of their 8,526 innings played, the Mariners are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (9th in the majors). The Seattle Mariners have turned 78 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (15th in MLB). The Mariners have recorded 905 assists, 53 errors and have 2,842 putouts this year.
Gilbert (28-16 career mark) holds a 3.79 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.32 and he has gone up against 1,772 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 181 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.143 and having a FIP of 3.6. So far in his career, Gilbert has given up 393 hits while accumulating 423 strikeouts in 429 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-135)
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