Mariners vs. Rays Prediction
Will the Seattle Mariners continue their winning ways when they go on the road to face the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, June 7, 2018
7:10PM ET – Tropicana Field
TV: SUN (TB); RTNW (Sea)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Mariners are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Rays are getting a money line of +105 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game has 77 percent going on Seattle on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Mariners win streak ends
The Mariners had a five-game win streak put to an end on Wednesday in a 7-5 loss at Houston. Seattle is now 38-23 overall and 18-11 on the road. The Mariners are putting up 4.38 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.03 per contest.
Mike Leake gets the start for the Mariners tonight. He has a 5-3 record over 12 starts. He has a 4.71 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP. Leake has pitched a total of 72.2 innings this year and has 47 strikeouts with 16 walks.
Rays in a real funk
The Tampa Bay Rays have lost six straight games coming into today. They have scored three runs or less in all six games. The Rays are now 28-32 overall and 11-13 at home. Tampa is putting up 4.03 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.28 per contest.
The Rays are putting another reliever on the mound to start today. Ryne Stanek will open the game. He has started two games this year and appeared in 111. He has a 3.65 ERA with a 0.97 WHIP. Stanek has pitched a total of 12.1 innings this year and has 15 strikeouts with six walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mariners have won five straight series openers and nine of their last 11 against a team with a losing record. They also have won Leake’s last five starts.
The Rays have lost four straight against AL West opponents and 16 of their last 23 after scoring two runs or less in their previous game.
I don’t care for the reliever starting for Tampa and it hasn’t led to great results. Seattle has been able to win consistently in recent weeks and the Rays are really struggling at the plate. I think Leake will have an improved start and get Seattle back to winning tonight.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -115