Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners Expert MLB Picks 8/11/2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Yarbrough vs. Wade LeBlanc
Avisail Garcia and the Tampa Bay Rays (66-50, 2nd in AL East) go to T-Mobile Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (48-68, 5th in AL West).
The Rays have been a very good bet for MLB bettors, having gone 66-50-0 SU. Seattle is covering 41.4% of the time, going 48-68-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a decent Under pick for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 52-56-8.
The Rays cover 61.4% of the time away from home, having gone 35-22-0 straight up.
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle is covering 45.0% of the time at T-Mobile Park, going 27-33-0 SU.
The Mariners have been a bad Under pick for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 70-41-5.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/9/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/7/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/7/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/7/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/5/2019 Yonny Chirinos SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/3/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/29/2019 Blake Snell SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
7/15/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
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 Braden Bishop CF Chest Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/7/2019 Austin Adams RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
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
8/6/2019 Dee Gordon 2B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/3/2019 Felix Hernandez SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
7/24/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 66-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 3.90 and a WHIP of 0.96 this season. He has 70 strikeouts over his 90 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 475 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 544 hitters and walked 190 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.55. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 906 base hits and 416 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 327 batters and struck out 1,133. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.70.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .255, good for 12th in the league. The Rays hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Avisail Garcia is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 105 hits this season in 377 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .451 and an OPS+ of 109. Austin Meadows is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 358 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .539. The Rays have 1,032 hits, including 212 doubles and 156 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 395 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,092 times as a unit. They have left 837 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 547 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 48-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.38, Wade LeBlanc has a 6-5 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 92 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 106 hits. He's allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 463 batters and walked 215 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.21. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,100 base knocks and 594 earned runs this season. They have given up 200 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 355 hitters and struck out 891 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 5.16.
As a team, they are batting .241, 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 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Omar Narvaez comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .364. He has 92 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 317 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 124. Mallex Smith is hitting .232 this season and he has an OBP of .299. He has collected 88 hits in 380 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 75 and a slugging percentage of .345. The Mariners as a unit have 954 base hits, including 192 doubles and 182 homers. Seattle has walked 420 times this year and they have struck out on 1,141 occasions. They have had 788 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 566 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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