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Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners

March 29, 2024

The Boston Red Sox (1-0) aim to steal another win on the road against the Seattle Mariners (0-1) in game two of their four-game series on Friday, March 29 at 9:40 PM ET at T-Mobile Park. The Mariners are slightly favored to find success with a moneyline at -155.

Boston Red Sox Betting Preview

The Red Sox succeeded in their first game of the season, a 6-4 outing against the Mariners in game one. Tyler O'Neill set an MLB record for his fifth consecutive opening-day home run.

They finished last in the American League East with a record of 78-84 last season and a record of 39-42 on the road. To land a road victory right off the bat is crucial to their ongoing success this year.

The Red Sox's batting average was .289, and they produced 11 hits with two home runs. They were also able to stay on base consistently, with an on-base percentage of .325. They will be difficult to stop if they can hover near these averages again.

On top of that, their slugging percentage was at .553, which bodes well for their success if they want to have an appealing offense. Even more impressive was just one walk from their pitching staff. Nick Pivetta is expected to start on the mound and had an ERA of 4.04 last season.

Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

The Mariners stumbled a bit in their first game, but there was nothing to worry about. They were 45-36 at home last season. They also finished third in the American League West and were two games away from clinching a playoff spot (88-74).

Despite the loss, they have a good shot at a quick rebound since they are still home. They showcased significant momentum from Spring games, with two consecutive wins coming into this series.

They have a batting average of .235, which has produced four runs, eight hits, and two home runs. Their on-base percentage is .278, which is a bit below what the Red Sox accumulated.

The Mariners' slugging percentage is excellent at .471, but they will need to continue improving. Their pitching should be in good shape. George Kirby, who had a 13-10 record and an ERA of 3.35 (ranked 13th) last season, is expected to start on the mound.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

MyBookie has provided the latest MLB odds, which show that the Seattle Mariners are favored to win at home with a moneyline at -155. According to market insights, they boast a 61.1 percent chance of success. The biggest difference in this game will likely be pitching, and the Mariners have an appealing opportunity in that regard.

Final Pick: Seattle Mariners -155