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MLB BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Seattle Mariners will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Safeco Field.

The Rays will give the ball to starter Alex Cobb in this one. Righthander Cobb is 8-3 this season with a 2.82 ERA.

The Mariners will counter Cobb with Hisashi Iwakuma. Righthander Iwakuma has a 2.92 ERA to go along with a 12-6 record this season.

The Rays were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +176 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Seattle lost its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Royals on September 5. Bettors who backed the Royals at -166 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 77-62 SU
Seattle: 63-77 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
Seattle home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, September 7