Mariners vs. Rays Prediction
Can the Tampa Bay Rays put an end to their skid tonight when they host the Seattle Mariners at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 8, 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 -135 to win. The Rays are getting a money line of +115 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for this game has 67 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 back to winning
The Mariners got back to winning on Thursday, earning a 5-4 win at Tampa in the series opener. They have won six of their last seven games. Seattle is now 39-23 overall and 19-11 on the road. The Mariners are putting up 4.39 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.03 per contest.
Marco Gonzales gets the start for the Mariners tonight. He is 6-3 through 12 starts and has a 3.38 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. Gonzales has pitched a total of 66.2 innings and has 59 strikeouts with 17 walks.
Rays lose seven straight
The Tampa Bay Rays have lost seven straight games coming into tonight following the 5-4 loss. The Rays are now 28-33 overall and 11-14 at home. Tampa is putting up 4.03 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.30 per contest.
The Rays are continuing with this reliever trend today as Wilmer Font takes the mound tonight. He has yet to start a game and has appeared in relief in 14 games for multiple teams this year. Font has pitched a total of 23.0 innings this season and has a 9.78 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts with eight walks.
MLB Betting Trends
Seattle has won eight of its 10 road games against a right-handed starter. They are also 20 of its last 27 against a right-handed starter.
The Rays are just 3-7 in their last 10 home games and they have lost five straight against AL West opponents.
The Rays just can’t get on track right now and they continue their reliever experiment which isn’t working. While their pitching isn’t the biggest problem, they don’t tend to get off to good starts and this isn’t helping. I like the Mariners to pick up another win as Gonzales has a great start against a poor lineup at Tampa.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -135