Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Tips 8/20/2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Wisler vs. Jalen Beeks
Omar Narvaez and the Seattle Mariners (52-73, 5th in AL West) head to Tropicana Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (73-52, 2nd in AL East). The Rays open this matchup at -185 while the Mariners are coming in at +160. The over/under opens at 8.5.
The Mariners have been excellent for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 52-73-0 SU. The Rays are covering 58.4% of the time, going 73-52-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been a great Over pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 72-48-5.
Seattle is covering 38.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 23-37-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is covering 53.2% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 33-29-0 SU.
The Rays have been a pretty good Under pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 57-60-8.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/18/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/15/2019 Austin Adams RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/15/2019 Brandon Brennan RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
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
8/7/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
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
8/6/2019 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
8/18/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/16/2019 Avisail Garcia RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/14/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist 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
8/14/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
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 52-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Wisler has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.25 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 51 strikeouts over his 42.1 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 496 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 497 hitters and walked 224 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 5.09. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,177 base hits and 625 earned runs. They have allowed 213 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 370 batters and struck out 956. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 5.09.
As a team Seattle is hitting .243, good for 26th in the league. The Mariners hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Omar Narvaez is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 97 hits this season in 338 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 122. Daniel Vogelbach is hitting .225 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 84 hits and he has driven in 68 men in 374 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .484. The Mariners have 1,033 hits, including 204 doubles and 198 home runs. Seattle has walked 449 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,228 times as a unit. They have left 837 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 607 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 73-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.13, Jalen Beeks has a 5-2 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 85 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 89 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 495 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 609 batters and walked 201 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 3.49. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 973 base knocks and 442 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 349 hitters and struck out 1,259 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.56.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Tommy Pham comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .370. He has 116 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 432 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .454 with an OPS+ of 119. Austin Meadows is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 107 hits in 389 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .512. The Rays as a unit have 1,101 base hits, including 224 doubles and 165 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 427 times this year and they have struck out on 1,162 occasions. They have had 898 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 583 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays
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