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MLB BASEBALL

Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Tropicana Field.

Joe Saunders will be the starting pitcher for the Mariners on this day. Lefthander Saunders is 10-11 this season with a 4.69 ERA.

It'll be Alex Cobb toeing the rubber for the Rays in this contest. Righthander Cobb is 6-2 with a 3.01 ERA so far this season.

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.

Team records:
Seattle: 55-64 SU
Tampa Bay: 67-51 SU

Seattle most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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