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Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 6/2/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays (28-28) at Seattle Mariners (35-22)
Date & Time Saturday June 2, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Seattle Mariners -125 / Tampa Bay Rays +115 --- Over/Under: 7.5
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MLB | Tampa Bay Rays (28-28) at Seattle Mariners (35-22)
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at Safeco Field.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a bounce back win after winning six of their last nine games. The Rays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won 11 straight games when scoring more than three runs. C.J. Cron leads the Rays with 60 hits and 32 RBI while Matt Duffy and Wilson Ramos have combined for 105 hits and 44 RBI. Chris Archer gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.29 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Archer is 1-2 with a 2.80 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Seattle Mariners have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 77 hits and 37 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 112 hits and 55 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 3.60 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzales’ first career game against the Rays.

The Rays are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games, 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 2-6 in Archers last 8 starts with 4 days of rest. The Mariners are 8-1 in their last 9 Saturday games, 5-2 in Gonzales' last 7 starts with 4 days of rest and 5-2 in Gonzales' last 7 starts. The Rays are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Seattle, 1-6 in the last 7 meetings and 1-5 in Archers last 6 starts vs. Mariners.

Archer is showing signs of being the Archer of old, as he's allowed a combined one run in his last 18.2 innings. On the flipside, Gonzales has allowed a combined two runs in his last 19.1 innings. The Seattle Mariners have also been on a tear as a team over the last three weeks or so, finding ways to win close games and even getting the job done in walkoff fashion. I'm not trying to step in front of the Seattle Mariners and their confidence right now. Give me the home team.

Seattle Mariners -125

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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