Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners odds, tips and betting trends | May 19

A series opener between the Seattle Mariners (17-21) and Boston Red Sox (15-22) is on deck Thursday at 7:10 PM ET, at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox are the road favorite (-131) against the Mariners (+111). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Boston Red Sox looking to Rich Hill (1-1), and George Kirby answering the bell for the Seattle Mariners.

The Red Sox won their most recent game against the Astros yesterday by a 5-1 score. Rafael Devers went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and an RBI to lead them offensively. Nick Pivetta picked up the win on the strength of nine innings, giving up one earned run on two hits while striking out eight.

The Mariners defeated the Blue Jays 5-1 yesterday, with Marco Gonzales earning the win while pitching six innings, giving up one earned run on five hits while striking out two. Ty France went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI to pace the Mariners’ offense.

Ahead of this Red Sox vs. Mariners matchup, here is everything you need to get ready for Thursday’s MLB action.

Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Red Sox (-131, bet $131 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Mariners (+111, bet $100 to win $111)
  • Over/under: 8.5

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Red Sox Stats and Trends

Red Sox Betting Records

  • The Red Sox have won seven, or 43.8%, of the 16 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • This season, Boston has won three of its nine games, or 33.3%, when favored by at least -131 on the moneyline.
  • The Red Sox have a 56.7% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Boston’s games have gone over the total in 11 of their 37 chances.
  • The Red Sox have an ATS record of 19-18-0 in 37 games with a spread this season.

Rich Hill (Red Sox Probable Starter)

  • The Red Sox will hand the ball to Hill (1-1) for his seventh start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed seven hits in six innings against the Texas Rangers.
  • The 42-year-old has an ERA of 2.89 and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .229 in six games this season.
  • He has started six games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
  • Hill will look to finish five or more innings for the third start in a row.
  • The Mariners rank 18th in MLB with a .232 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 17th in the league (.372) and 38 home runs.

Red Sox Batting Stats

  • The Red Sox’s 25 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.
  • Hitters for the Red Sox combine for a team rank 19th of in the majors with a .366 team slugging percentage.
  • Boston has a team batting average of .237 this season, which ranks 14th among MLB teams.
  • The Red Sox rank 22nd in the league with 141 total runs scored this season.
  • Boston has an on-base percentage of .292 this season, which ranks 24th in the league.
  • The Red Sox rank ninth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.0 whiffs per contest.

Mariners Stats and Trends

Mariners Betting Records

  • The Mariners have come away with 10 wins in the 27 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Seattle has a win-loss record of 5-13 when favored by +111 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The Mariners have an implied victory probability of 47.4% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Seattle’s games have gone over the total in 18 of their 38 opportunities.
  • The Mariners have posted a record of 20-18-0 against the spread this season.

George Kirby (Mariners Probable Starter)

  • Kirby (0-0) gets the start for the Mariners, his third of the season.
  • The righty last appeared on Saturday against the New York Mets, when he tossed four innings, allowing one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • In two games this season, he has a .90 ERA and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are hitting .194 against him.
  • Kirby is trying to collect his second quality start of the year.
  • Kirby has pitched five or more innings in a game one time this season entering this game.
  • He will match up with a Red Sox offense that ranks 12th in the league with 297 total hits (on a .237 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .366 (19th in the league) with 25 total home runs (27th in MLB action).

Mariners Batting Stats

  • The Mariners rank 14th in MLB play with 38 total home runs.
  • This season, the Mariners’ .372 slugging percentage ranks 17th in baseball.
  • Seattle has the 18th-ranked batting average in the league (.232).
  • Averaging 3.8 runs per game (146 total), the Mariners are the 20th-highest scoring team in MLB action.
  • Seattle ranks 10th in the league with a .314 on-base percentage.
  • The Mariners strike out 8.2 times per game, the No. 14 mark in baseball.

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