Rays vs. Mariners Prediction
Can the Seattle Mariners pick up another win at home when they continue their weekend series with the Tampa Bay Rays at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: RTNW (Sea); SUN (TB)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Mariners are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -125 to win. The Rays are listed with odds of +115 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 56 percent of the wagers going on Seattle at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Rays lose back-to-back
The Rays have lost back-to-back games since their 5-game win streak. On Friday, they suffered a 4-3 loss at Seattle. The Rays are 28-28 overall and 17-15 on the road. Tampa is averaging 4.21 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.23 on the mound.
The Rays give the ball to Chris Archer on Saturday. He has started 12 games this season and has a 3-3 record with a 4.29 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. Archer has pitched a total of 71.1 innings and has 70 strikeouts with 24 walks.
Seattle back on a win streak
The Mariners have won consecutive games thanks to Friday’s victory. They have now won 11 of their last 14 games. Seattle is now 35-22 on the season and 18-12 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.39 runs per game while allowing 4.14 per contest.
Marco Gonzales gets the start for the Mariners on Saturday. He has a 5-3 record with a 3.60 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. Gonzales has pitched a total of 60.0 innings this year and has 53 strikeouts with 15 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
Tampa has won nine of its last 12 road games, but they are just 1-5 in Archer’s last six Saturday games.
The Mariners have won nine of their last 11 home games and eight of their last 10 following a win. They are also 19-7 in their last 26 home games against a right-handed starter.
Archer hasn’t had the best season, but he is starting to return to form. Over his last three starts, he has allowed just one run and has 18 strikeouts over 18.2 innings. The Mariners don’t have a tremendous lineup with the injuries and suspensions. While Gonzales has been strong on the mound, I think Archer will continue his hot streak and lead the Rays to a win.
The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays +115