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Tampa Bay Rays take on the Seattle Mariners with Odds and Betting Pick

The Seattle Mariners battle the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday in MLB betting odds action at Safeco Field.

Roenis Elias will take the mound for the Seattle Mariners, and he'll carry a 2-2 record into the contest. Erasmo Ramirez gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays; he's 3-2 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as 125 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-3.4 victory for the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Seattle (24-29) will face the 28-26 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game puts the Seattle Mariners, most recently No. 15 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Rays, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Seattle Mariners No. 29-ranked scoring average of 3.62 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 24 and scoring 3.83 runs per game. The Mariners have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rays hitters have managed (8.15 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Seattle has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay needed extra innings to get the job done against the Angels on Wednesday as the Rays defeated them 6-5 at Angel Stadium.

Seattle looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 3-1 on Wednesday behind a start from Masahiro Tanaka at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 21 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
  • Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 12 games at home
  • Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Seattle, Friday, June 5th