Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners Expert MLB Picks 8/9/2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Kittredge vs. Marco Gonzales
Mallex Smith and the Seattle Mariners (48-68, 5th in AL West) host the Tampa Bay Rays (66-50, 2nd in AL East) at T-Mobile Park on Friday, August 9, 2019.
The Rays have been a great option for baseball wagerers, having gone 66-50-0 SU. The Mariners are covering 41.4% of the time, going 48-68-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a hot and cold Over bet for over/under bettors, having gone 52-56-8.
The Rays are covering 61.4% of the time away from home, having gone 35-22-0 straight up.
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners are covering 45.0% of the time at T-Mobile Park, going 27-33-0 SU.
The Mariners have been a rough Under bet for over/under bettors, having gone 70-41-5.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/7/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg 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
8/7/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist 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
8/4/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
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 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 Austin Adams RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/7/2019 Braden Bishop CF Chest Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
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 Andrew Kittredge has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.33 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 36 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.26. 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 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 899 base hits and 412 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 325 batters and struck out 1,120. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.68.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .255, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .435 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. Austin Meadows is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 102 hits this season in 354 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .537 and an OPS+ of 136. Avisail Garcia is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 373 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .453. The Rays have 1,024 hits, including 210 doubles and 155 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 393 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,080 times as a unit. They have left 829 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 544 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 48-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.32, Marco Gonzales has a 12-9 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 101 strikeouts over the 139.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 151 hits. He's allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.03. 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 9.7 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 5.24. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,092 base knocks and 592 earned runs this season. They have given up 198 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 352 hitters and struck out 878 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 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .229 with an OBP of .297. He has 86 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 376 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .340 with an OPS+ of 74. Omar Narvaez is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 92 hits in 317 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .467. The Mariners as a unit have 947 base hits, including 191 doubles and 181 homers. Seattle has walked 419 times this year and they have struck out on 1,130 occasions. They have had 783 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.9 runs per game and totaled 563 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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