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Seattle Mariners Starter J.A. Happ Out to Silence Tampa Bay Rays Bats in MLB Contest

MLB wagering interest swings to the Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners battle on Friday at Safeco Field as the Mariners try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

J.A. Happ will take the mound for the Seattle Mariners, and he'll carry a 3-1 record into the contest. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays; he's 4-5 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Seattle sat as -110 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7, according to MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.3-3.5 win for the Rays. A 4.3-3.5 result in favor of the Rays is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

The Seattle Mariners bring a 24-30 record to the battle against the 29-26 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 23 (Seattle Mariners) and the No. 12 (Tampa Bay Rays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Seattle Mariners and its No. 29-rated batting order, averaging 3.57 runs per nine innings, against the No. 25 line up of the Tampa Bay Rays at 3.8 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Seattle has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Roenis Elias and the Mariners 2-1 on Thursday at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 22 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 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 9 of Seattle's last 13 games at home
  • Seattle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Seattle, Saturday, June 6th