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Seattle MarinersTampa Bay Rays
July 21, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

40-55TEAM RECORD49-45

The Rays get a visit from the Seattle Mariners in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Jason Vargas, with a record of 9-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Mariners, while the Rays trot Alex Cobb to the mound in this one. He is 4-6 so far in 2012.

View Seattle vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Seattle before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-150-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rays rated this week at No. 8 and the Mariners sitting at No. 11.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Mariners rank No. 12 in the American League at 7.9 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Seattle owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.9 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Seattle was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -182 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Seattle lost a tight one on Friday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 9-1
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Mariners at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Seattle's last 23 games
Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Tampa Bay, Sunday, July 22

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