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Seattle Mariners take on Rays in baseball test

Seattle MarinersTampa Bay Rays
Aug 21, 1:40 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Tropicana Field on Sunday as host Tampa Bay battles the Seattle Mariners in baseball odds action.

The Rays will rely on James Shields to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Michael Pineda will be his counterpart for the Mariners. James Shields is 11-10 this season, and Michael Pineda is 9-7.

View Seattle vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mariners were listed as +-185 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday.

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.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Mariners average 7.7 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 4-rated defense.

Seattle was an 8-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as +181 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Mariners were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Tampa Bay staff and losing 8-0 to the Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

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

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Mariners at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Seattle is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Seattle
Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games

Next up:
Seattle at Cleveland, Monday, August 22
Tampa Bay home to Detroit, Monday, August 22