Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Las Vegas Online Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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SEATTLE MARINERS TAMPA BAY RAYS
61-61, 3rd in American League West August 18, 7:10 PM | Turf of Tropicana Field 60-63, 3rd in American League East
Seattle at Tampa Bay, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Friday, August 18, 2017
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, ROOT Northwest (Seattle), FSN Sun (Tampa Bay)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Erasmo Ramirez (4-4, 4.73 ERA) vs. Rays RH Austin Pruitt (6-3, 5.07)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Seattle Mariners [E. Ramirez -R] +1½ -180 +113 Ov 9 -110
Tampa Bay Rays [A. Pruitt -R] -1½ +160 -123 Un 9 -110
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The Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Tropicana Field.

The Mariners will give the ball to starter Erasmo Ramirez in this one. Right hander Ramirez is 4-3 this season with a 4.73 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Austin Pruitt who starts for the Rays. Right hander Pruitt is 6-2 with a 5.07 ERA so far this season.

Ramirez comes in off his best of three starts since being acquired, when he limited the Los Angeles Angels to an unearned run and three hits over six innings in a no-decision Saturday. The 27-year-old Nicaraguan went 3-2 with a 6.05 ERA in eight starts with Tampa Bay before being dealt for reliever Steve Cishek. Adeiny Hechavarria is 2-for-3 against Ramirez, who was 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA versus the Rays during his first stint with Seattle.

Pruitt has been solid since joining the rotation, going 1-2 with a 3.47 ERA in four starts after holding Cleveland to three runs on four hits over six frames in a no-decision last time out. The 27-year-old Texan has struck out 18 and walked five in his last and allowed one home run total in the last three starts. Pruitt gave up three runs and four hits over 1 1/3 innings of relief at Seattle on June 4, including a two-run double by Jarrod Dyson.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 123-moneyline favorites versus the Mariners, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

The Seattle Mariners will spend the rest of the month on a four-city, 12-game road trip that begins with the first of three Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays in a battle of two American League wild card hopefuls. Seattle is 1½ games out of the AL’s second wild card after taking the final two contests of a homestand that started with five consecutive losses.

“If you look at all the teams that are bunched in the American League right now, we all have our deficiencies,” Mariners manager Scott Servais told the Seattle Times. “There’s a reason nobody has been able to win eight or nine in a row. … Who can hang in there the longest? And then maybe somebody gets hot right there at the end.” The Rays have lost 10 of their last 13 contests to fall three games back of the second AL wild card after leaving 14 men on base in a 5-3 loss at Toronto on Thursday. Wilson Ramos has warmed up for Tampa Bay by going 6-for-12 with a pair of homers in the series against the Blue Jays. Erasmo Ramirez, who spent the last 2½ seasons with the Rays before being traded back to the Mariners, faces his old team in the series opener while rookie Austin Pruitt takes the mound for Tampa Bay.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at 156 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Seattle was a 7-6 winner in its last match on the road against the Orioles. They won as -116 favorites, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors.

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Seattle:
Team record: 61-61 SU
Seattle is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 60-63 SU
Tampa Bay is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games

Next up:
Seattle at Tampa Bay Saturday, August 19

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Seattle DH-OF Nelson Cruz needs one homer for his fourth straight season with 30 and is 13-for-32 with five blasts and 12 RBIs during a nine-game hitting streak.

2. Tampa Bay CF Kevin Kiermaier (hip, back), out since June 8, could return to the lineup as early as Friday.

3. Mariners 3B Kyle Seager, who needs one RBI to reach 500 in his career, missed the last two games with a stomach virus and is considered day-to-day.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Tampa Bay Rays will win outright at -123 and the game will stay under 9 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Rays 5, Mariners 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
SEA TEAM TB
4.69 RUNS 4.29
4.82 RUNS AGNST 4.39
-0.13 DIFF -0.10
-$428 MONEY -$544
4.53 TEAM ERA 4.08
8.91 OFF HITS 8.34
3.01 OFF WALKS 3.49
7.82 OFF Ks 9.63
8.66 DEF HITS 8.23
3.07 DEF WALKS 3.20
7.56 DEF Ks 8.07
INJURIES
SEATTLE MARINERS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Nathan Karns P 15-Day Disabled List
Steve Clevenger C 15-Day Disabled List
Ryan Cook P 60-Day Disabled List
Charlie Furbush P 15-Day Disabled List
Adrian Sampson P 15-Day Disabled List
Evan Scribner P 60-Day Disabled List
Drew Storen P 15-Day Disabled List
Tom Wilhelmsen P 15-Day Disabled List
TAMPA BAY RAYS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Desmond Jennings OF 15-Day Disabled List
Oswaldo Arcia OF 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
SEATTLE MARINERS
Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle’s last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Seattle is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
TAMPA BAY RAYS
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games when playing Seattle
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
Tampa Bay is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Seattle
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Seattle’s Overall Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Overall Defense 4.7 8 4.4 5
Seattle’s Away Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Home Defense 4.7 5 4.0 2
Seattle’s Road ERA vs Tampa Bay’s Home ERA Allowed 5.2 12 4.1 13
Tampa Bay’s Overall Scoring vs Seattle’s Overall Defense 4.3 13 4.8 8
Tampa Bay’s Home Scoring vs Seattle’s Road Defense 4.3 14 5.3 12
Tampa Bay’s Home ERA vs Seattle’s Road ERA Allowed 3.7 3 4.2 4
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
MARINERS
Mariners have the second worst hits stat in the league at 8.1 per game.
Mariners are third worst in the league in times striking out with 8.4 per game.
RAYS
Rays lead the league in walks with 3.6 per game.
Rays have the best hits allowed in the league, allowing 8.1 per game.
Rays are third in the league in striking out opponents with 8.1 per game.

 

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