Seattle Mariners (39-23 ) vs Tampa Bay Rays (28-33)Date : 06/10/2018
Time : 1:10 PM ET
Location : Tropicana Field
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Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays will welcome back the Mariners to Tropicana Field as the two teams will conclude a four-game series. The Rays are 3rd in the AL East division while the Mariners are first in the AL West division. This will be their second meeting this season, in the first meeting the Mariners won in a three series sweep.
Seattle Mariners's Latest Performance :
The Mariners were able to come up with the win against the Rays in the series opener winning 6 of their last 7 games, they are hoping to replicate what they did to the Rays a few days ago. The series ended in a 3 game sweep. The Mariners are now the best team in the AL West division and holds a one-game lead over the World Series Champions Astros. The Mariners are a really solid team on the road they are 19-11 when playing away from home this season. They are 14th in batting with 272 runs scored this season and 13th in pitching with a 3.82 ERA, the starting pitching is 10-1 with 2.24 ERA over the past 21 games, a well-balanced Mariners team that has a high chance of making the postseason this year.
Mitch Haniger went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI, and the Mariners held off the Rays 5-4 on Thursday. He had two of the game’s bigger hits, delivering a two-run single in the second inning before bopping a solo homer in the fifth it is his 13th homer of the season with 46 RBIs on the season the 3rd most in the American League. He is slashing .274/.360/.516 in 61 games. He has been on fire for the Mariners lately he is well on his way to a breakout season.
Pitching for the Mariners will be James Paxton. He is 4-0 with a 1.75 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings over his last eight starts, including 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball in a 7-1 win at Houston on Tuesday. He’s 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two career starts vs. the Rays.
Tampa Bay Rays's Latest Performance :
The Rays started off their 7 game homestand with a loss against the Mariners they have now lost seven games in a row, they drop to 28-33 on the season. The Rays did make things really interesting in the 9th inning when they were able to score 3 runs but unfortunately, their effort came up short. Coming into this series against the Mariners the Rays are ranked 15th in pitching with an ERA of 4.01. One of the main struggles for the Rays this season has been their scoring as they are 25th in scoring with 246 runs scored this season.
Johnny Field went 2-for-4 with a three-run double in Thursday’s loss to the Mariners. Down four with the bases loaded, Field stepped to the dish as the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning and delivered a big hit, clearing the bases with a three-run double. It was a great effort by the rookie as he almost led his team to a comeback win against a very strong team like the Mariners. The team hopes he will be able to do well in the rubber game. He is slashing .256/.287/.470 with six homers, 14 RBI, 17 runs scored and three steals through 37 games.
Pitching for the Rays will be Nathan Eovaldi. He has made two starts for the Rays since returning from Tommy John surgery. In the first, he held Oakland scoreless and hitless for six innings to pick up the win. Tuesday, he lost to the Nationals after allowing four runs in five innings.
How Seattle Mariners & Tampa Bay Rays Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Rays are 1-7 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Mariners are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. American League East.
Against The Spread Selection: Seattle Mariners
My reason for the pick :
The Mariners will keep winning as they will take care of business on the road against the Rays. It is hard not to bet against the Mariners at this point of the season because they are playing extremely well. Paxson will remain undefeated as he will put up yet another masterful pitching performance against the Rays. Haniger will put up big batting numbers as he will lead the Mariners to yet another road victory. The Mariners are firing on all cylinders and they are no joke this season.
Betting trends for Seattle Mariners:
- Mariners are 10-2 in their last 12 vs. a team with a losing record.
Betting trends for Tampa Bay Rays:
- Rays are 3-7 in their last 10 home games.