MLB Picks: Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners

Jeff GrantContributor IJuly 8, 2013

MLB Picks: Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners

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    The Boston Red Sox are 15-6 after getting shut out since 2011, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Monday, as they open up a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Red Sox are plus-100 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the total sitting between 6.5 and seven in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

Boston Red Sox

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    The Boston Red Sox have dropped two games in a row, including a 3-0 setback to the Los Angeles Angels as plus-121 road underdogs on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.

    Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester is 3-1 with a 2.41 ERA in his last five starts versus the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle Mariners

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    The Seattle Mariners went 4-2 on their recently completed six-game road trip, which ended with a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds as plus-170 underdogs Sunday.

    Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez is 6-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 12 career starts versus the Boston Red Sox, including a 3-1 mark and 3.83 ERA in six outings at home.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Boston Red Sox in the first five innings as one of their MLB picks Monday, as the Seattle Mariners are 0-9 in Felix Hernandez's last nine home starts versus a team with a winning record.

    MLB Pick: Boston Red Sox plus-100 First Five Innings

     

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