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MLB Betting Line Favors the Tampa Bay Rays over the Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners pay a visit to Tampa Bay on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball betting action at Tropicana Field.

Blake Snell gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, James Paxton brings a 0-2 ledger to the game for the Seattle Mariners as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as -113 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.1-3.7 win for the Rays on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 31-32 record to the battle against the 34-31 Mariners. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Seattle injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners odds would favor the Mariners if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 21 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Seattle is at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and its No. 17-rated batting order, averaging 4.22 runs per nine innings, against the No. 5 line up of the Seattle Mariners at 4.98 runs per outing.

Tampa Bay owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.22 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's No. 10-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seattle lost in extra innings against the Rays on Wednesday as Tampa Bay edged them 3-2 at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Seattle's last 21 games
  • Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle at Boston, Friday, June 17th
Tampa Bay home to San Francisco, Friday, June 17th