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Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/02/2021 Baseball Tips, Forecast and Analysis
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Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/02/2021 – The Mariners are up against one of the toughest teams in the majors as they hit the road to square off against the Tampa Bay Rays. Seattle has been sitting at the third spot for a long time in the AL West Division play while they continue to trail the Athletics. Tampa Bay Rays are at the top of the AL East after winning several straight games. The Bay Rays are now ahead of the Red Sox and the MLB betting trends are in their favor to win. Both teams will open their series from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida
Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/02/2021
Seattle Mariners won a total of 56 games and dropped 50 in return. This team is four games behind Oakland Athletics and are four games ahead of the Angels. Seattle was unable to do much against the Rangers after dropping their last two games. Chris Flexen will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 9-5 record on the season with an ERA of 3.81, 69 Ks, and 22 BBs in total. The Mariners have Ty France as their leader in batting with an average of .276.
Players to watch: M. Haniger RF (GP 102, AB 400, R 71, H 104, 2B 18, 3B 1, HR 25, RBI 63, TB 199, BB 29, SO 104, SB 1, AVG 0.26, OBP 0.317, SLG 0.498, OPS 0.814, WAR 2.1), J.P. Crawford SS (GP 105, AB 396, R 54, H 105, 2B 23, 3B 0, HR 5, RBI 33, TB 143, BB 35, SO 75, SB 3, AVG 0.265, OBP 0.326, SLG 0.361, OPS 0.688, WAR 2.4).
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays are back in the race after knocking out Boston at the top spot in the AL East. The Bay Rays have been consistent in their last week’s overall performance. Tampa won a total of 64 games and dropped 42 in return. The Bay Rays smashed nine runs against the Red Sox and gave up just five in their last game. Tampa Bay will deliver Michael Wacha to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 2-2 record on the season with an ERA of 4.79, 66 Ks, and 19 BBs in total.
Players to watch: R. Arozarena LF (GP 96, AB 369, R 63, H 95, 2B 19, 3B 1, HR 14, RBI 48, TB 158, BB 36, SO 112, SB 11, AVG 0.257, OBP 0.335, SLG 0.428, OPS 0.763, WAR 2.4), A. Meadows DH (GP 98, AB 364, R 60, H 88, 2B 24, 3B 1, HR 20, RBI 76, TB 174, BB 46, SO 96, SB 3, AVG 0.242, OBP 0.331, SLG 0.478, OPS 0.809, WAR 1.6
Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
The sports betting websites have predicted the Bay Rays to continue their success and make it past the Mariners with ease. Back Tampa to win this game and cover the spread with their powerful batting unit.
Score Prediction: Bay Rays 8, Mariners 5.