Mariners at Rays - 6/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (34-29) at Tampa Bay Rays (29-32)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
T Walker (3-6) (3.48) vs. J Odorizzi (3-3) (3.47)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Seattle Mariners --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series early Tuesday night.
The Seattle Mariners are in need of a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Mariners have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.66 and have lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 76 hits, Nelson Cruz has 43 RBI and Kyle Seager has 11 home runs. Taijuan Walker gets the nod, and he’s 3-6 with a 3.48 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. This will be Walker’s second career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Rays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays offense is on fire right now, and they’ve won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 67 hits, Steven Souza Jr. has 25 RBI and Logan Morrison has seven home runs. Jake Odorizzi takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 3.47 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 1-1 with a 0.52 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League East and 1-4 in Walkers last 5 starts. The Rays are 9-4 in their last 13 Tuesday games and 4-1 in Odorizzis last 5 starts. The Mariners are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Tampa Bay and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Odorizzi has been rather consistent as of late and has an ERA of 2.52 on his home field. Add in the way the Seattle Mariners are playing right now, and you have to like Tampa Bay to stay hot.