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Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays 9/8/23 MLB Odds, Tips, and Analysis

Seattle Mariners (78-61) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (85-55)

As the regular season of Major League Baseball reaches its climactic stages, two of the league’s top teams are poised for a pivotal clash. The Seattle Mariners, currently standing at 78-61, will lock horns with the Tampa Bay Rays, who are at an impressive 85-55. The game is slated to take place on September 8, 2023, at Tropicana Field. This showdown promises not only high-quality baseball action but also an array of intriguing MLB betting tips.

The Seattle Mariners have put together a commendable season, reflected by their 78-61 record. With a batting average of 0.245, the Mariners have scored 669 runs off 1155 hits, including 187 home runs. Their on-base percentage stands at 0.325, and their slugging percentage at 0.421. On the pitching side, the Mariners boast a 3.72 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and 1247 strikeouts against 346 walks. Their pitchers have held opponents to a 0.239 batting average.

The Rays, on the other hand, are enjoying a spectacular season. Their W-L record of 85-55 tells the story of their dominance. They have a team batting average of 0.259 with 746 runs scored, 1225 hits, and a staggering 202 home runs. Their on-base and slugging percentages are 0.331 and 0.445, respectively. Pitching-wise, the Rays have a slightly higher ERA of 3.8 but match the Mariners with a 1.18 WHIP. They have amassed 1272 strikeouts and have given up 385 walks, while maintaining a 0.231 opponent batting average.


Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays Game Info

When:Friday, September 8, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET
Where:Tropicana Field


George Kirby (10-9, 3.39 ERA) vs. Taj Bradley (5-7, 5.42 ERA)

Seattle’s starting pitcher for the game will be George Kirby, who has a W-L record of 10-9 (which seems like an error and is likely not accurate), with a respectable 3.39 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. In 159.1 innings pitched, he has allowed 153 hits, 145 strikeouts, 14 walks, and has surrendered 18 home runs.

Facing off against Kirby will be Tampa Bay’s Taj Bradley. His W-L record stands at 5-7 (again, likely an error), with a less-than-stellar 5.42 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. In 79.2 innings, Bradley has allowed 82 hits, struck out 106 batters, and walked 31, while allowing 14 home runs.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -115, Total Odds: 7.5

Seattle Mariners are at a Spread of -1.5 (+153), Moneyline -103, and a Total 7.5 over (-114). Tampa Bay Rays are at a Spread of +1.5 (-192), Moneyline -115, and a Total 7.5 under (-114).


Seattle Mariners Betting Trends 

The Mariners are 14-6 straight up (SU) in their last 20 games, indicating solid recent form. However, they have struggled against Tampa Bay, going 3-6 SU in their last 9 matchups. Their road record is also cause for concern as they are 2-5 SU in their last 7 road games. Interestingly, the total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.


Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends 

Tampa Bay has been in great form, going 11-4 SU in their last 15 games and 4-1 SU in their last 5 home games. While the total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 games against Seattle, it has interestingly gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games when playing at home against the Mariners.


Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays 9/8/23 Betting Picks

After conducting an exhaustive analysis, our baseball pick for this game leans towards the Tampa Bay Rays. Seattle’s poor road form, coupled with their recent struggles against the Rays, make Tampa the more favorable pick. While Seattle’s starting pitcher, George Kirby, has better individual stats, the overall team stats and recent form give Tampa Bay the edge. So, if you are looking to place a bet, the Tampa Bay Rays appear to be the safer option, both in terms of Moneyline and spread. But given both teams’ recent trends, betting the UNDER on the total score could also be a profitable venture.

Free Pick and Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays will win 4-2

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