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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/6/14

Seattle Mariners (31-28) at Tampa Bay Rays (23-38)

MLB Baseball: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Chris Young (R) (5-2) (3.375) vs. Erik Bedard (L) (2-4) (4.465)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -136 / Seattle Mariners +126 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: Root-Northwet, SUN

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Seattle Mariners face off on Friday in Tampa Bay for game one of their series at Tropicana Field.

The Tampa Bay Rays are slumping badly and have the worst record in baseball. The Rays are 12-16 at home, 0-10 in their last 10 games, and they are 14 games back in the AL East. As a team the Rays are hitting .243with James Loney hitting .282, Matt Joyce hitting .279, and Evan Longoria hitting .268. The Rays pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.07 with the starters at 4.16 and the bullpen at 3.94. For game one against the Mariners the Rays start Erik Bedard who has lost his last three starts. For the season Bedard has allowed 46 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 34 over 46.1 innings for a 2-4 record and a 4.08 ERA.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/6/14

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The Seattle Mariners are one of the more improved teams in baseball this season and they are in contention for a post-season spot. The Mariners are 17-13 on the road this season, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last five games. As a team Seattle is hitting .238 with Robinson Cano hitting .330, Kyle Seager hitting .265, and Dustin Ackley hitting .239. The mariners pitching staff has an ERA of 3.48 with the starters at 3.77 and the bullpen at 2.87. For game one at Tampa Bay the Mariners start Chris Young who has won hos last two starts. For the season Young has allowed 46 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 30 over 63.1 innings for a 5-2 record and a 3.27 ERA.

Tampa Bay is 1-4 against the AL West, 4-2 in their last six home games, and 0-4 in Bedard’s last four starts. Seattle is 4-0 as an underdog, 5-1 in their last six road games, and 6-2 in Young’s last eight road starts. Seattle is 4-14 in their last 18 games in Tampa Bay.

With the total at 7.5 the over looks almost too easy and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.

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Over 7.5

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