Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 9/8/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Friday, September 8, 2023
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-108) Tampa Bay (-112)
The Seattle Mariners (78-61) are traveling to Tropicana Field on Friday where they will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (85-55). The odds on this game have Seattle at -108 while Tampa Bay is at -112. The betting total comes in at 7. The expected starting pitchers will be George Kirby and Taj Bradley.
As a team, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 4.8 runs per game, which has them at 10th in the league. They have tallied 669 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .325. The Mariners have accounted for 248 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 187 balls out of the park. They have earned 645 RBI's as well as 1,155 hits for the season, while their batting average comes in at .245. Seattle has a slugging rate of .421 and have struck out 1,382 times, while drawing a walk on 479 occasions.
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The Mariners hold a team ERA of 3.72 for the season (1st in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,247 hitters. Mariners pitchers have allowed 154 long balls and also 564 total runs (2nd in MLB). They have walked 346 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.80 as a squad for the season. Seattle has relinquished 1,127 base hits (8.2 per 9 innings) and also 514 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.60 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.18.
The Mariners have sent 470 relievers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 164 base runners over the course of the season with 23.2% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 40 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 20 out of their 60 save opportunities. The Mariners relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 153 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 90 holds this season (3rd in the league). Mariners bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 128 times as well as having 156 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants have a total of 3,731 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,175 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .987 which has them ranked 11th in pro baseball, and have earned 110 double plays. The Mariners have transformed 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,193 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 9th in baseball.
Kirby (18-14 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.13 while he has gone up against 1,176 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 288 base hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 36 walks. His earned run average is 3.39 (109 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.120. Kirby has taken the hill for 289 innings and has accumulated 278 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Rays hold a team SLG% of .445 and they earn 5.33 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have tallied 233 doubles, while taking a walk 447 times and notching 746 runs. Tampa Bay has a total of 202 HRs so far this year as well as 715 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,224 occasions (13th in baseball) and have a total of 1,225 base knocks. The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .331 as well as a team batting average of .259 this season.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.181 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.79 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 9.20 (1,272 strikeouts against 385 walks). They are sitting at 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,084. They have surrendered 146 dingers and they allow 4.04 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have conceded 558 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.81 (526 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 130 save situations, the Rays have amassed 64 holds and also 26 blown saves. Tampa Bay has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 65 save opportunities and they have converted 39 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 139 times in high leverage situations and on 107 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 26.7% out of 161 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 21st in MLB with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 459 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 100 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in pro baseball). The Rays have recorded 1,241 assists, 59 errors and have earned 3,733 putouts this year. In their 11,199 innings on the diamond, the Rays have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (4th in professional baseball).
Bradley (5-7 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 5.42 ERA and has conceded 9.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.42 and he has gone up against 353 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up 48 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.418 and having a FIP of 4.1. In his MLB career, Bradley has conceded 82 hits and he has 106 punch outs in 79 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-108)
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