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Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/03/2021 Spread, Game Analysis and Baseball Tips
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Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/03/2021 – The Mariners are keen on making history as they try their best to make it to the postseason. Seattle is sitting at the third spot in the AL West Division play and is three-plus games behind the Athletics. Tampa Bay Rays have regained their top position against Boston Red Sox, but they dropped their series opener despite the mlb picks and predictions in their favor. Tampa Bay has one of the best batting and pitching units and the Mariners are looking forward to building on their last success.
Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/03/2021
Seattle Mariners went deep from the plate in their series opener last night. The Mariners smashed eight runs and restricted Tampa Bay to just two. Seattle won a total of 57 and dropped 50 in return. Out of the last 10 games, Seattle won six and is just a few games away from the AL Wild Card spot. Yusei Kikuchi will get the ball against the Bay Rays in this game. The All-Star is holding a 6-6 record on the season with an ERA of 4.01. The Mariners lost the last three of Kikuchi’s starts after giving up 18 runs.
Players to watch: Mitch Haniger RF (GP 103, AB 404, R 72, H 106, 2B 18, 3B 1, HR 25, RBI 63, TB 201, BB 30, SO 105, SB 1, AVG 0.262, OBP 0.32, SLG 0.498, OPS 0.817, WAR 2.1), J.P. Crawford SS (GP 106, AB 400, R 56, H 107, 2B 23, 3B 0, HR 5, RBI 33, TB 145, BB 36, SO 75, SB 3, AVG 0.268, OBP 0.33, SLG 0.363, OPS 0.692, WAR 2.5).
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 were expected to win their last game, but the Mariners were stronger at the plate. Tampa will need to make up for their loss as the Red Sox is playing the Tigers. If Boston wins their series the Bay Rays will drop back to the second. Luis Patino will take the nod as their starter in this game. Patino is holding a 2-2 record on the season with an ERA of 4.26. Patio was successful in his last start after six shutout innings against the New York Yankees.
Players to watch: Randy Arozarena LF (GP 97, AB 372, R 64, H 97, 2B 19, 3B 1, HR 15, RBI 49, TB 163, BB 37, SO 113, SB 11, AVG 0.261, OBP 0.339, SLG 0.438, OPS 0.777, WAR 2.4), Austin Meadows DH (GP 99, AB 368, R 60, H 89, 2B 24, 3B 1, HR 20, RBI 76, TB 175, BB 46, SO 97, SB 3, AVG 0.242, OBP 0.33, SLG 0.476, OPS 0.806, WAR 1.5).
Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle’s last 7 games.
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games.
Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
The MLB bets tonight have shifted its focus to the Mariners to win this game and cover the spread. Back Seattle to take out the Bay Rays with Kikuchi on the mound as their starting pitcher.
Score Prediction: Mariners 5, Bay Rays 3.