With the top betting pick for Saturday we select from the late night Major League Baseball contest from the American League as the Boston Red Sox continue their four game set with the Seattle Mariners. The Red Sox and Mariners will begin from Seattle at 10PM Eastern Time and the MLB package will carry this contest over national television. The MLB pick tonight will be playing on the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners to play under the total of 7 ½ runs. The odds from this Major League Baseball contest for Saturday night came courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from this pick opened with the road team Boston Red Sox favored by -136 odds with the return on the home team Seattle Mariners at +126 odds. The run over under came out at 7 runs. Money early from the betting public has landed on the side of the road team as the Boston Red Sox are now favored by -144 odds with the Seattle Mariners now returning +134 odds. The run total has moved up a notch as the game is now hung at 7 ½ runs. Those backing the Boston Red Sox on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +125 odds. Bettors who chose the Seattle Mariners on the run line and take the +1 ½ runs head start will have to lay -135 odds for the wager. First five inning bettors will have Boston favored by -150 odds with the return on the Seattle Mariners at +130 odds. The total is set at four runs during the first five innings.
These two clubs have historically played to very low scoring games as the under is 5-0 in their past five meetings on the season. Josh Beckett will take the hill tonight for the Boston Red Sox. Beckett will get upgraded tonight as he faces a weak hitting team in Seattle and plays in a spacious ballpark in Seattle that also has a favorable climate that aids pitchers. The marine layer on the pacific coast often comes into play as it prevents the balls from carrying. Josh Beckett on the season has a very low WHIP of 1.15 which means he does not allow many base runners. Pitchers who allow very few base runners keep away from big innings. In four of Beckett’s past six starts he has allowed opposing hitting lineups just two earned runs or less per start. Seattle will start Erasmo Ramirez to face the Red Sox hitters. Ramirez had success working out of the bullpen and is coming off a very good effort on Monday as he allowed the Oakland Athletics just one earned run and three hits with ten strikeouts over eight innings of work. Ramirez is backed by a very good Seattle bullpen that allows a home ERA of just 2.17 and a WHIP of 1.01 season to date with a large sample size of 99 2/3rds innings of work. The Seattle Mariners hitters have struggled mightily at home as the club has a home batting average of just .197 and averages just 2.8 runs per game in 36 games. Seattle has struggled big time for scoring as the team has scored just five runs total over their past six games. The situation favors the under tonight at best online sportsbooks.