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Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

Seattle MarinersTampa Bay Rays
Aug 19, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Seattle duelling Tampa Bay on Friday at Tropicana Field.

Seattle puts its faith in starter Felix Hernandez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 11-10. Getting the ball for the Rays is Wade Davis, who owns a 8-7 record on the season with a 4.60 ERA.

View Seattle vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rays in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +110 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Rays sit at No. 8 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mariners sit at an American League No. 11 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 8 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Mariners defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, more than the Mariners have managed so far this season (7.7 hits on average).

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 4-rated defense.

Seattle lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Blue Jays on August 17. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at -151 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Seattle didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-1 to Toronto on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +100 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. David Price silenced the Red Sox bats in a 4-0 victory last time out versus Boston at Fenway Park.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

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

Next up:
Seattle at Tampa Bay, Saturday, August 20

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