Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays 8/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Erasmo Ramirez vs. Austin Pruitt
The Seattle Mariners visit Tropicana Field on Friday, August 18, 2017 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Erasmo Ramirez for the Mariners and Austin Pruitt for the Rays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +114 and Tampa Bay at -124. The Mariners have a 59-58-5 over/under record and a 55-67-0 run line mark. The Rays are 61-61-0 against the run line and have a 61-58-3 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 59-58-5 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 55-67-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 61-58-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 61-61-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
08/16/17 3B Kyle Seager Illness "?"
08/11/17 P James Paxton Pectoral 10-day DL (08/11)
08/08/17 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day DL (08/07)
08/05/17 P Felix Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (08/02)
07/29/17 LF Mitch Haniger Facial 10-day DL (07/29)
06/01/17 P Evan Marshall Hamstring 60-day DL (05/06)
05/14/17 P Ryan Weber Bicep 60-day DL (05/14)
05/10/17 P Hisashi Iwakuma Shoulder 60-day DL (05/07)
04/30/17 P Evan Scribner Elbow 60-day DL (04/26)
04/03/17 P Shae Simmons Forearm 60-day DL (03/31)
04/01/17 P Drew Smyly Arm 60-day DL (03/31)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/08/17 P Alex Cobb Toe 10-day DL (08/08)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 60-day DL (06/11)
06/09/17 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hip 60-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 61-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 63 strikeouts over his 83.2 innings pitched and he's given up 82 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 382 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 401 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,055 base hits and 546 earned runs. They have allowed 187 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 374 batters and struck out 922. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.82.
As a team Seattle is hitting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Mariners hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Nelson Cruz is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 120 hits this season in 415 at bats with 96 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .552 and an OPS+ of 146. Robinson Cano is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 77 men in 442 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Mariners have 1,087 hits, including 213 doubles and 141 home runs. Seattle has walked 367 times so far this season and they have struck out 954 times as a unit. They have left 815 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 572 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 60-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.07, Austin Pruitt has a 6-3 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 55 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 67 hits. He allows 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 348 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 345 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,005 base knocks and 490 earned runs this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 392 hitters and struck out 983 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 22nd in the league. The Rays hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Logan Morrison comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .355. He has 98 hits this year along with 67 RBI in 396 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .510 with an OPS+ of 134. Corey Dickerson is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 134 hits in 469 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .499. The Rays as a unit have 1,016 base hits, including 180 doubles and 167 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 422 times this year and they have struck out on 1,178 occasions. They have had 847 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 525 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners +114
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