Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays 6/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez vs. Blake Snell
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Felix Hernandez for the Mariners and Blake Snell for the Rays.
Seattle opens at +121 while Tampa Bay opens at -131. The Mariners have a 32-30-0 over/under record and a 33-29-0 run line mark. The Rays are 32-29-0 against the run line and have a 28-30-3 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 32-30-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 33-29-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 28-30-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 32-29-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
05/31/18 C Chris Herrmann Oblique 10-day DL (05/27)
05/28/18 P Nick Vincent Groin 10-day DL (05/27)
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 8/14 vs Oakland Athletics)
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
05/01/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Arm 10-day DL (05/01)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
06/04/18 P Chris Archer Groin 10-day DL (06/03)
05/23/18 P Jake Faria Side 60-day DL (05/23)
05/21/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Hamstring 10-day DL (05/18)
04/17/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Thumb 60-day DL (04/16)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 39-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 5.33 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 62 strikeouts over his 74.1 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 173 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 229 hitters and walked 67 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 513 base hits and 238 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 169 batters and struck out 543. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
As a team Seattle is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Mariners hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Kyle Seager is hitting .220 with an on-base percentage of .275. He has 54 hits this season in 245 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 91. Jean Segura is hitting .341 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 249 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .486. The Mariners have 544 hits, including 106 doubles and 71 home runs. Seattle has walked 171 times so far this season and they have struck out 479 times as a unit. They have left 425 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 272 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 28-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.36, Blake Snell has a 7-3 record and a 0.94 WHIP this season. He has 88 strikeouts over the 76.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 236 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 252 batters and walked 92 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 469 base knocks and 243 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 190 hitters and struck out 517 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Rays hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. C.J. Cron comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .322. He has 61 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 238 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 117. Mallex Smith is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 49 hits in 185 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .346. The Rays as a unit have 535 base hits, including 90 doubles and 58 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 193 times this year and they have struck out on 524 occasions. They have had 431 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.03 runs per game and totaled 246 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -131
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