Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays 8/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo vs. Blake Snell
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, August 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Yovani Gallardo for the Mariners and Blake Snell for the Rays.
Seattle opens at +110 while Tampa Bay opens at -120. The Mariners have a 59-59-5 over/under record and a 56-67-0 run line mark. The Rays are 61-63-0 against the run line and have a 61-60-3 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 59-59-5 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 56-67-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 61-60-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 61-63-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
08/18/17 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin "?" Saturday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
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 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 62-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 5.84 and a WHIP of 1.51. He has 80 strikeouts over his 111 innings pitched and he's given up 120 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 408 hitters and walked 161 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 4.47. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,059 base hits and 547 earned runs. They have allowed 187 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 377 batters and struck out 933. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
As a team Seattle is hitting .261, good for 9th in the league. The Mariners hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Robinson Cano is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 122 hits this season in 447 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .456 and an OPS+ of 111. Nelson Cruz is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 98 men in 420 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .564. The Mariners have 1,101 hits, including 219 doubles and 142 home runs. Seattle has walked 369 times so far this season and they have struck out 959 times as a unit. They have left 823 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 579 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 60-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.78, Blake Snell has a 1-6 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 84.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 84 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 352 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 348 batters and walked 156 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 4.08. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,025 base knocks and 502 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 395 hitters and struck out 998 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 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 25th in the league. The Rays hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .327. He has 135 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 476 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 120. Logan Morrison is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 99 hits in 401 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Rays as a unit have 1,031 base hits, including 184 doubles and 167 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 432 times this year and they have struck out on 1,195 occasions. They have had 867 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 529 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -120
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