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2021 MLB Handicapping
(43-26) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners (34-36)
Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington
Projected Pitchers: Rich Hill (TB) vs Justin Dunn (SEA)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -175 | Mariners +145
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Tampa Bay -1.5 (-150)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
It is the opening contest of a four-game set when the Tampa Bay Rays travel cross country to take on the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
Tampa Bay lost their second game in a row when they fell to the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon, 8-7.
Seattle dropped the series finale 7-2 against the Twins but were able to win the first two game and the series.
These teams have split their last 10 meetings.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays lost their last 2 games against the Chicago White Sox and lost their best record in baseball mantle in the process. Chicago overtook Tampa atop the American League so I expect the Rays to lock back in this series.
The Rays are led by DH Austin Meadows with 15 homers and 50 runs driven in. Brandon Lowe has 12 homers and 30 runs driven in, but he is hitting just .200 with 46 hits in 230 at bats.
Left-hander Rich Hill will start for Tampa Bay. The lefty is 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 13 starts.
Tampa Bay will be without 7 relief pitchers for this contest.
The Mariners have been a very middle of the road team this season. Seattle has split their last 10 games overall and sit squarely in the middle of the AL West, but 9 games back from the Athletics for first place.
Seattle is led by Mitch Haniger with 16 home runs and 40 RBI’s. Kyle Seager is second on the team with 13 home runs and 40 RBI’s.
Justin Dunn gets the start for Seattle. The right-hander is 1-3 with a 3.91 ERA in 10 starts.
The Mariners will be missing 5 relief pitchers.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 43-26 overall
- Rays are 24-12 on the road
- Rays are 7-2 in their last 9 games as the road favorite
- Mariners are 34-36 overall
- Mariners are 19-15 at home
Free Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
These teams have not faced each other in nearly 2 years, so there is no real trend in how well they perform. They’ve also split their last 10 games overall so they’ve stacked up well against each other.
This should be a great pitching matchup, where Tampa Bay has edge in that aspect as well as a much better offense. Seattle has been steady lately but do have the capability to hit some home runs.
Look for the Rays to win a close contest in the series opener.
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