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Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

Seattle MarinersTampa Bay Rays
Aug 15, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

55-64TEAM RECORD67-51

Tampa Bay will look to improve on its 67-51 record when take on Seattle, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.

Alex Cobb gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 6-2 mark. In the other dugout, Joe Saunders brings a 10-11 ledger to the game for the Mariners as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

View Seattle vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-190 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Rays) and the No. 13 (Mariners) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Mariners are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.4 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Seattle owns the American League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

The Mariners were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -270 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Seattle suffered a 5-4 loss against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, as Aaron Harang wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 9-1
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Mariners at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Texas, Friday, August 16
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Friday, August 16

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