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Kevin Millwood out to silence Rays bats in MLB contest

Tampa Bay RaysSeattle Mariners
Aug 14, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Seattle and Tampa Bay on Tuesday, with the host Mariners trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Matt Moore gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rays on this day; he's 9-7 on the season. The Mariners, meanwhile, will counter with Kevin Millwood, who will be looking to improve on his 4-10 mark.

View Tampa Bay vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Mariners as +150 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mariners rated this week at No. 9 and the Rays sitting at No. 3.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seattle's No. 14-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Mariners have averaged 7.9 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 3.1 runs per game.

Tampa Bay was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Mariners. They won as -131 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Blake Beavan and the Mariners 4-1 on Monday at Safeco Field.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 9-1
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

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

A few Rays at Mariners trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Seattle
Tampa Bay is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Seattle is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Seattle's last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Seattle, Wednesday, August 15

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