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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time Wednesday August 21, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Tropicana Field
Tampa Bay. Florida
The Line
The Line: Seattle Mariners / Tampa Bay Rays -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
RTNW, SUN
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The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays meet Wednesday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.

The Seattle Mariners look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Mariners have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 113 hits and 69 RBI while Mallex Smith and Omar Narvaez have combined for 195 hits and 74 RBI. The Seattle Mariners didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

The Tampa Bay Rays need a win after losing four of their last six 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 five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 117 hits and 54 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows have combined for 220 hits and 117 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 13-5 with a 2.77 ERA and 194 strikeouts this season. Morton is 5-3 with a 4.19 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 4-9 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series, 15-36 in their last 51 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Rays are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series, 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 7-3 in Morton's last 10 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Mariners are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and 13-5 in the last 18 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Morton's last 4 home starts. The under is 4-1-1 in Mariners last 6 overall.

Morton has allowed 51 hits and 21 earned runs in his last 56 innings, and he has a 2.50 ERA and .197 allowed batting average. The Seattle Mariners are a tough team to figure out, as they either lose 10 straight or win seven straight, and there's very little in-between. Right now it seems like the M's are in one of their hot zones, but Morton has been way too consistent all year, especially at home where he goes deep into games and doesn't give up much. The Tampa Bay Rays should prevent the sweep on the quick turnaround. 

Pick:
Tampa Bay Rays

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