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Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 8/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners
Date & Time Friday August 9, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
T-Mobile Park
Seattle, Washington
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Seattle Mariners -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
RTNW, SUN
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.

The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Rays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 110 hits and 48 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows have combined for 209 hits and 109 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays didn't list a starting pitcher at the time this article was posted.

The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 112 hits and 68 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Mallex Smith have combined for 180 hits and 69 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 12-9 with a 4.32 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day, 21-9 in their last 30 vs. American League West and 4-0 in their last 4 road games. The Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 home games, 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win and 7-3 in Gonzales' last 10 starts. The Rays are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Seattle and 7-22 in the last 29 meetings. The over is 4-1-1 in Gonzales' last 6 home starts. The over is 6-2 in Rays last 8 games following an off day.

Gonzales has allowed 33 hits and 15 earned runs in his last 33 innings, and he has a 4.76 ERA and .278 allowed batting average in 70 innings at home. The Tampa Bay Rays have feasted on division teams all season long and need to keep winning if they're going to make a push for hosting the wild card game. The Seattle Mariners have run hot and cold all season long and it's hard to get a proper feel for them against good teams. It's easy to trust the Rays more in this spot.

Pick:
Tampa Bay Rays

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