Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Tips 8/21/2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Wisler vs. Charlie Morton
Tropicana Field is the venue where Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (73-53, 2nd in AL East) will take on the Seattle Mariners (53-73, 5th in AL West) on Wednesday. The Rays open this contest at -285 while the Mariners are priced at +234. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Mariners have been lousy for MLB wagerers, having gone 53-73-0 SU. The Rays cover 57.9% of the time, going 73-53-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been a bad Under play for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 73-48-5.
The Mariners cover 39.3% of the time away from home, having gone 24-37-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is covering 52.4% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 33-30-0 SU.
The Rays have been a hot and cold Over play for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 58-60-8.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/20/2019 Domingo Santana LF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/18/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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
8/7/2019 Dan Altavilla RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Hip Out for the season
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
8/20/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/20/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/20/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/16/2019 Avisail Garcia RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/14/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/14/2019 Yonny Chirinos SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
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 53-73 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 4.86 and they have given up 497 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 500 hitters and walked 225 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,183 base hits and 628 earned runs. They have allowed 215 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 373 batters and struck out 964. 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 25th in the league. The Mariners hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Daniel Vogelbach is hitting .222 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 84 hits this season in 378 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .479 and an OPS+ of 122. Omar Narvaez is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 338 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Mariners have 1,042 hits, including 204 doubles and 201 home runs. Seattle has walked 453 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,237 times as a unit. They have left 841 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 616 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 73-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.77, Charlie Morton has a 13-5 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He has 194 strikeouts over the 156 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 122 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 501 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 617 batters and walked 202 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 3.5. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 982 base knocks and 447 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 353 hitters and struck out 1,268 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 3.59.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 14th in the league. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .349. He has 109 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 393 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 127. Tommy Pham is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 117 hits in 436 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Rays as a unit have 1,107 base hits, including 225 doubles and 167 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 430 times this year and they have struck out on 1,170 occasions. They have had 905 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 586 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays (-285)
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