Rays vs. Mariners Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays got the best of the host Seattle Mariners last night. Is Tampa Bay the right side to bet on again as the big road favorites?
977 Tampa Bay Rays at 978 Seattle Mariners
Saturday, August 10, 2019
T-Mobile Park at 10:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are a -210 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mariners are a +190 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8.5 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 64 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Tampa Bay. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Duffy, Kiermaier lead way
Tampa Bay secured a 5-3 victory Friday night at Seattle to improve to 67-50 overall and 36-22 on the road. Matt Duffy helped lead the Rays offense 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Kevin Kiermaier also went 2-for-3 with a run. Tommy Pham was 1-for-4 with a walk, a run and an RBI. Oliver Drake picked up the win in relief as he gave up two hits with two strikeouts and no walks over one scoreless frame. Emilio Pagan secured his 10th save of the season as he allowed one earned run on one hit with one strikeout and no walks over one inning of work. Charlie Morton gets the start tonight for Tampa Bay as he enters with a 12-4 record, 2.77 ERA and 1.07 WHIP with 174 strikeouts over 143 innings.
Court homers in defeat
Seattle fell 5-3 at home Friday night versus Tampa Bay to drop to 48-69 overall and 27-34 at home. Ryan Court led the Mariners offense as he ended the contest 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Domingo Santana went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Daniel Vogelbach was 2-for-4 with a double. Anthony Bass took the loss in relief as he gave up three runs (two earned) on one hit with no strikeouts and three walks over one inning of work. Tommy Milone draws the start tonight for Seattle as he comes in with a 1-6 record, 4.33 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 68 strikeouts over 70 2/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 5-0 in their last five road games. Tampa Bay is 9-4 in the last 13 Morton road starts.
The Mariners are 3-14 in their last 17 Saturday games. Seattle is 6-2 in its last eight home games.
While Milone has dealt with some bad luck and his overall numbers are pretty solid, he isn't likely to have much run support to work with here. Morton has been consistent and sometimes dominant all season. With the M's offense having been no-hit twice over the last month and struggling almost always against good pitching, I don't see a reason that will change here. Go with the Rays to win again.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS -210