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2021 MLB Handicapping
(56-50) Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays (64-42)
Date: Monday, August 2nd, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Chris Flexen (LAA) vs. Michael Wacha (TB)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mariners +165 | Rays -180
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays -1.5 (-160)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
A pair of American League teams firmly in the playoff picture take the diamond tonight. The Seattle Mariners are on the road as they open up a three-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
Seattle enter after dropping their most recent series against the Rangers. The Mariner’s bullpen let them down in back to back games, allowing walk off home runs in both instances including a 3-run 9th inning rally on Sunday.
Seattle now sits at 56-50, which puts them in 3rd place in the AL West. The Mariners are 8 games back from the division best Astros but only 3.5 games back of the Athletics for the final wild card spot.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay enters this series with serious momentum after pulling off an impressive sweep over the Red Sox. The Rays were 1.5 games back from Boston but now find themselves 1.5 games up and back atop the American League.
The Rays are now 64-42, that is the best record in the American League. Unfortunately, it was announced yesterday that Tyler Glasnow is likely to get Tommy John Surgery next week which would shut down the ace pitcher for this season and possibly next.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mariners are 56-50 overall
- Mariners are 23-27 on the road
- Tampa Bay is 64-42 overall
- Tampa Bay is 34-20 at home
Free Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
Tampa Bay has some momentum heading into Sunday’s contests as they moved back into the top spot in the AL East race.
The addition of Nelson Cruz has bolstered the Rays’ offense as his power has improved the production from the DH spot in the lineup.
Pitching in this one isn’t overwhelming on either side as Flexen, despite his nine wins, has an ERA north of 5 on the road this season.
Look for the Rays to win at home in the opener.
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