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Tampa Bay Rays take on Mariners in baseball test

Tampa Bay RaysSeattle Mariners
July 29, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners Odds

54-50TEAM RECORD44-60

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Seattle and Tampa Bay on Friday, with the host Mariners trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Erik Bedard for the Mariners (4-6 on the year) and Jeff Niemann for Tampa Bay (4-4 so far).

View Tampa Bay vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mariners as -115 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mariners at No. 11 in the American League and the Rays at No. 8 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Seattle owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.5 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Seattle has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Tampa Bay was a 10-8 winner in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They won as +112 underdogs, while the total score of 18 made winners of OVER bettors. Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 10-8 final on Thursday in support of Wade Davis at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 9-2 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at +134 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mariners grabbed a win last time out, defeating Philip Hughes and the Yankees 9-2 on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Rays at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Seattle
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games at home
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Seattle's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Seattle, Saturday, July 30