Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/19/2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Gonzales vs. Brendan McKay
Tropicana Field is the site where Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (71-52, 2nd in AL East) will play the Seattle Mariners (50-73, 5th in AL West) on Monday.
The Mariners have been terrible for bettors, having gone 50-73-0 SU. Tampa Bay is covering 57.7% of the time, going 71-52-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been a great Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 72-46-5.
Seattle is covering 36.2% of the time as the away team, having gone 21-37-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays are covering 51.7% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 31-29-0 SU.
The Rays have been a less than ideal Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 56-59-8.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/15/2019 Brandon Brennan RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/15/2019 Austin Adams RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/15/2019 Felix Hernandez SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/12/2019 Braden Bishop CF Chest Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/10/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/7/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Hip Out for the season
8/7/2019 Dan Altavilla RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/6/2019 Chasen Bradford RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/16/2019 Avisail Garcia RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/16/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/14/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/14/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/14/2019 Yonny Chirinos SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/14/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/9/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Out for the season
7/29/2019 Blake Snell SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 50-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Gonzales has a 12-10 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 116 strikeouts over his 152 innings pitched and he's given up 169 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 490 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 491 hitters and walked 222 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,166 base hits and 622 earned runs. They have allowed 211 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 366 batters and struck out 942. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.11.
As a team Seattle is hitting .242, good for 26th in the league. The Mariners hold a .438 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 game. Daniel Vogelbach is hitting .225 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 84 hits this season in 374 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 125. Omar Narvaez is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 334 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The Mariners have 1,016 hits, including 201 doubles and 192 home runs. Seattle has walked 440 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,216 times as a unit. They have left 828 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 596 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 71-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.08, Brendan McKay has a 2-2 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 33.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 493 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 589 batters and walked 199 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 960 base knocks and 438 earned runs this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 346 hitters and struck out 1,223 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .352. He has 107 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 381 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 129. Tommy Pham is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 113 hits in 425 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .445. The Rays as a unit have 1,090 base hits, including 221 doubles and 164 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 418 times this year and they have struck out on 1,142 occasions. They have had 884 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 577 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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