Mariners open as moneyline underdog vs Rays

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Sep 7, 9:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners Odds

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Tampa Bay pays a visit to Seattle on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Mariners bats in baseball action at Safeco Field.

The match puts starter Chris Archer for the Rays on the hill facing James Paxton for the Mariners. Archer brings a 8-6 mark to the game, while Paxton is 0-0 to date on the season.

View Tampa Bay vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of +137 for the Mariners in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mariners at No. 13 in the American League and the Rays at No. 6 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Seattle owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Seattle has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Mariners on September 6. Bettors who backed the Mariners at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rays were saddled with a loss last time out in Alex Cobb's start, as they lost 6-4 against Seattle on Friday at Safeco Field.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Rays at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 9 games
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Seattle, Sunday, September 8

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