Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+105) Seattle (-125)
The Tampa Bay Rays (16-10) are traveling to T-Mobile Park on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Seattle Mariners (12-14). The moneyline on this contest has Tampa Bay at +105 and Seattle is priced at -125. The over/under is 6.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Drew Rasmussen and Marco Gonzales.
As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 4.4 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 11th in the league. They have earned a total of 109 runs scored while having a team OBP of .315. The Rays have hit 46 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 22 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 103 runs batted in in addition to 203 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is sitting at .245. Tampa Bay is slugging .394 and have been called out on strikes 220 times, while being walked on 80 occasions.
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The Rays have an ERA of 3.26 this season (7th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 230 hitters. They have walked 65 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.34 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.54 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.08. Rays pitchers have allowed 22 home runs and also 101 total runs (16th in MLB).
Rays relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 23 times as well as having 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 14 holds for the season (14th in MLB). The Rays relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 77.8% and has entered the game in 23 save situations. They have compiled 7 saves so far this year and have not converted 2 out of their 9 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 31 base runners on the season with 19.4% of them crossed home plate. The Rays have dispatched 93 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a tally of 690 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 221 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which is 21st in the majors, and they have turned 15 double plays. The Rays have converted 72.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,070 innings, which has them sitting 6th in the majors.
Rasmussen (7-2 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.33 and he has faced 469 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 89 base hits (7.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 39 free passes. His earned run average is 3.31 (42 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.120. Rasmussen has pitched in 114 frames and is sitting with 115 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
Seattle has a total of 24 home runs for the season as well as 101 runs batted in. They have 37 two-baggers, while getting a free base 96 times and scoring 104 runs. The Seattle Mariners have recorded a team OBP of .317 as well as a team batting average of .231 on the season. The Mariners hold a team slugging % of .374 and they score 4.16 runs per game (16th in baseball). They have struck out on 203 occasions (20th in the league) and have totaled 191 base hits.
The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 96 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.48 (84 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 30 HR's and they surrender 3.98 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Mariners have a WHIP of 1.244 with a FIP of 4.24 as a unit on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.51 (206 strikeouts vs 82 walks). They come in at 17th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 188.
Sitting with 17 save situations, the Mariners have recorded 11 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. Seattle has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 6 save opportunities and they have walked away with 3 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 19 times in high leverage situations and on 18 occasions with runners on base. Seattle relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.0% out of 20 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 29th in baseball holding a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 85 relievers onto the field for the year.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 23 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (15th in professional baseball). The Mariners have accrued 212 assists, 13 errors and have notched a total of 678 putouts on the season. In 2,034 innings played, the Mariners are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.5% (9th in baseball).
In his career, Gonzales has given up 689 base hits while tallying 544 strikeouts in 680 frames. Gonzales (52-36 career record) has earned a 4.06 ERA while surrendering 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 307 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.272 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.09 and he has gone up against 2,866 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Seattle (-125) and under 6.5 runs
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