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Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners Betting Matchup Report

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

Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

40-54TEAM RECORD48-45

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

For the Rays, James Shields gets the ball, charged with keeping the Mariners hitters off the base paths. He'll face Hisashi Iwakuma, 0-1 on the year.

View Seattle vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rays in this one will find them as -200 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 8-ranked Rays and the American League No. 11-rated Mariners in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 13 lineup of the Mariners at 4 runs per outing.

Seattle brings the American League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' league No. 6-ranked defense.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at -128 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Seattle rolled to a 6-1 win against Kansas City on Thursday, as Felix Hernandez and the Mariners' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 6-0 winner as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -190 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay threw a shutout at Cleveland in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by David Price to defeat Cleveland 6-0 on Thursday.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

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

A few Mariners at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Seattle's last 17 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Seattle's last 22 games
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games
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 12 of Tampa Bay's last 17 games when playing at home against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 21

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