Mariners vs. Rays MLB Prediction
The Rays are coming off an impressive series sweep of American League East rival Boston over the weekend but can they sustain that momentum when the Mariners come to Tropicana Field on Monday night at 7:10 p.m. ET? Chris Flexen will go for Seattle, while Michael Wacha will take the bump for Tampa.
963 Seattle Mariners (+137) at 964 Tampa Bay Rays (-148); o/u 8.5
7:10 p.m. ET, Monday, August 2, 2021
Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
Seattle Mariners DFS Notes
Chris Flexen was torched for seven runs over four innings on Tuesday in a loss to the Astros. Flexen coughed up a whopping nine hits, including a three-run homer to Yordan Alvarez in the opening frame. The 27-year-old righty notched three strikeouts and didn't hand out a free pass. He'll carry a 3.61 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 69/22 K/BB ratio across 108 2/3 innings (19 starts) into a road matchup against the Rays on Monday night.
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Notes
Brandon Lowe clobbered a two-run homer off of Nick Pivetta on Sunday night, powering the Rays to a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox. The Rays were held scoreless through the first three innings of this one, but Mike Zunino worked Pivetta for a four-pitch walk with two outs in the fourth and Lowe followed with a 361-foot blast to give the Rays a 2-0 lead. The 27-year-old slugger finished the night 1-for-4 and is now slashing .224/.338/.474 with 23 homers and 54 RBI on the season.
Mariners vs. Rays MLB Betting Prediction
The Mariners are 21-8 in their last 29 games versus the Rays overall and have won 14 of their last 19 games at Tropicana Field. They’re also 4-1 in their last five games when opening a new series, are 5-2 in their last seven games as a road underdog and have cashed in seven of their last 10 games versus American League East opponents. On the other side, the Rays have struggled with teams from the American League West, posting a 2-5 record in their last seven games versus teams from that division.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: SEATTLE MARINERS +138