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Charlie Furbush vs Jeremy Hellickson matchup featured in MLB action

Seattle MarinersTampa Bay Rays
Aug 20, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Tropicana Field hosts an MLB battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and the visiting Seattle Mariners on Saturday.

Tampa Bay sends Jeremy Hellickson out against Charlie Furbush for the Mariners in this game. Hellickson is 10-8 with a 3.22 ERA on the season, while Furbush is 2-3 on the year and has a 5.78 ERA.

View Seattle vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rays as -210 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 11-rated Mariners taking on the American League's No. 8-rated Rays in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Mariners average 7.7 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.

Defensively, Seattle features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

Seattle lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Rays on August 19. Bettors who backed the Rays at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Seattle looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 3-2 on Friday behind a start from Wade Davis at Tropicana Field.

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

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

A few Mariners at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games on the road
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Seattle
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Tampa Bay, Sunday, August 21

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