The Seattle Mariners meet the Boston Red Sox for Game 3 of their four-game series, as Week 8 of the 2022 MLB season opens the week with this American League showdown from Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston has won the first two games of the series, so let’s see what’s the best Mariners vs. Red Sox betting pick for Saturday evening.
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Mariners vs Red Sox Betting Pick
This game will be played at the Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Why Bet The Red Sox:
✅ The Boston Red Sox are on a roll, winning three straight games and are 7-3 in their last 10. Boston had won their previous two series entering the series against Seattle. After starting out the month going 1-6, the club is 7-3 since.
✅ The Boston Red Sox have dominated the Seattle Mariners in recent history. Boston has won both contests between these teams this season. The Red Sox are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these teams dating back to 2019.
✅ The Seattle Mariners have struggled on the road, going 8-16. In 12 road contests in May, the team is 4-8. Starter Chris Flexen is 0-4 on the road this season.
The Seattle Mariners (17-23) will finish off their 10-game road trip with these final two games in Boston. The road trip started out well, taking two of three in New York against the Mets, but they are 1-4 since. Seattle has scored 16 runs in their last five games but have allowed 29.
Chris Flexen (1-6, 4.35 ERA) starts for Seattle. The left-hander has only made one start against the Red Sox in his career, allowing one run in seven innings back on April 24, 2021. The Mariners bullpen has been mediocre, posting a 4.24 ERA, 25th overall. Seattle is 22nd in runs per game (4.01) but they have shown a lot of power, ninth with 41 home runs.
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox (17-22) are only 8-10 at home this season, but are 4-1 in their last five games at Fenway Park. They have outscored opponents 34-26 in those five games. The Red Sox are hitting .252 at home, seventh best home batting average.
Garrett Whitlock (1-1, 2.43 ERA) starts for Boston. He has struggled over his last three starts, allowing seven earned runs in 13.0 innings. That includes allowing a homerun in each of those three starts. Boston is 20th in runs per game (4.14) and they are 25th in homeruns (30).