Mariners vs. Rays MLB Prediction
The Mariners will go for the sweep on Wednesday afternoon in Tampa where they’ll visit the Rays at 1:10 p.m. ET. With a series win already in hand, will Seattle break out the brooms this afternoon or is there a better bet on the board?
963 Seattle Mariners (+145) at 964 Tampa Bay Rays (-158); o/u 8
1:10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
Seattle Mariners DFS Notes
Diego Castillo earned his 15th save of the season, working a scoreless ninth inning with a walk and a strikeout in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rays. Castillo fired off a scoreless ninth inning against his former team, albeit one which was not completely clean. That walk to Ji-Man Choi came with two outs in the frame, though, and never evolved into any kind of run-scoring threat. The 27-year-old Castillo is now 15-of-17 in save chances while pitching to a 2.82 ERA and 50/11 K/BB ratio in 40 appearances. The vast bulk of those appearances came with the Rays prior to Castillo being traded over prior to last week's deadline.
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Notes
Austin Meadows went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners. Not much doing, here, for the Rays' offense. The team's lone extra-base hit on the evening came in the form of a Randy Arozarena solo homer in the first inning. All downhill from there. Meadows and Arozarena were the only Rays batters to pick up multiple hits in the game. Overall this season, Meadows is slashing .245/.332/.476 with 20 home runs and 76 RBI across 100 games played. He is in the midst of his second career season of at least 20 home runs.
Mariners vs. Rays MLB Betting Prediction
The Mariners are 36-17 in their last 53 games versus the Rays and have cashed in 16 of their last 21 meetings with Tampa at Tropicana Field. The Mariners are also a perfect 6-0 in their last six road games when facing a team with a winning record, are 4-1 in their last five games as a road underdog and are 9-3 in their last 12 games versus AL East teams. On the other side, the Rays are 6-13 in their last 19 games following a loss and are 2-7 in their last nine games when facing an American League West opponent.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: SEATTLE MARINERS +145