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Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7/1/2023 Previews, Predictions and Picks

Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7/1/2023 Previews, Predictions and Picks

At T-Mobile Park on Saturday, the Seattle Mariners (38-41) will host the Tampa Bay Rays (56-28). Seattle is at -130 on the betting line, while Tampa Bay is at +110. The final score is 7.5. Starting pitchers Tyler Glasnow and George Kirby are anticipated.

The Tampa Bay Rays are second in MLB in scoring with 5.5 runs scored per game. They scored 464 runs and had a.337 team on-base percentage. The Rays together blasted 153 doubles and smashed 125 balls out of the park. Their team batting average is.264 and they have 442 RBIs and 744 base hits for the year. With a slugging percentage of.459, Tampa Bay has been rung up 710 times while walking 277 times.

Their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.20 and a 2.75 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The Rays’ pitchers allowed 312 runs overall and 86 home runs, which ranks first in MLB. 621 base hits (7.5 per nine innings) and 296 earned runs were allowed by Tampa Bay. The Rays’ staff has faced 735 hitters and has a collective earned run average of 3.59, which ranks second in MLB. Their team FIP this year is 4.02 and they have walked 267 players from the opposing club.

The bullpen pitchers for the Rays made 78 appearances in high-stakes situations and took the mound 65 times with runners on base. The relievers finished the season with 45 holds, ranking them 13th in MLB. The bullpen pitchers for the Rays appeared in 86 save opportunities and had a save percentage of 61.0%. They had 41 opportunities to get a save, but only 25 of them were successful. This year, 104 runners have been inherited by bullpen relievers, and 25.0% of them have resulted in runs for their side. This season, the Rays sent 271 relievers to the mound.

This season, the Tampa Bay Rays had 2,226 putouts, 773 assists, and 35 mistakes. They turned 70 double plays, placing them fourth in the majors with a fielding percentage of.988. Out of 6,678 innings played, the Rays turned 71.6% of balls in space into outs, ranking highest in professional baseball.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7/1/2023 Previews, Predictions and Picks

This season, an OBP of.307 and a batting average of.229 can be attributed to the Seattle Mariners. They have accumulated 607 hits and have been struck out 771 times, which ranks third in the league. Seattle has hit 92 home homers and driven in 340 runs so far this season. The Mariners rank 15th in MLB with a slugging percentage of.386, scoring 4.47 runs per game. They have scored 353 runs, walked 266 times, and hit 125 two-baggers.

The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.201 and a FIP of 3.70 for the current year. With 638 total hits allowed, they rank 7th as a staff in baseball. The Seattle pitching staff has conceded 299 earned runs while allowing 331 runs overall this season, giving them a team ERA of 3.81. They have a 9.00 K/BB ratio (710 strikeouts vs 211 bases on balls). They had 79 home homers available and finished 10th in MLB with 4.21 runs allowed per nine innings.

With 29 chances to rescue the game, Seattle turned on bullpen pitchers who finished the game with 17 saves. They have sent 267 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this season, and they now rank 22nd in MLB with a save percentage of 58.6%. They used their bullpen relievers 78 times with runners on base and 81 times in high-stakes situations. On 98 inherited runners, Seattle bullpen pitchers have a 24.5% inherited scoring percentage. The Mariners had 73 save opportunities, earning 43 holds while blowing 12 saves.

The Seattle Mariners are eighth in the majors with a fielding percentage of 0.987 after turning 60 double plays. The Mariners have 2,121 putouts, 687 assists, and 37 mistakes throughout the current season. The Mariners’ defensive effectiveness in 6,363 innings ranks 12th in MLB at 69.5%.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Seattle Mariners.  Seattle has struggled through the first half of the season, making Tampa Bay the superior club in this clash. Take Tampa Bay to completely dominate Seattle, culminating in the victory, by utilizing their skills on both sides of the bat. On Saturday night, the Tampa Bay Rays will perform well enough to get the victory on the road in the west and raise their American League win total. Predicted final score: Tampa Bay Rays win 6-2.

MLB Starting Time: 10:10 PM ET

Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2021


MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -133

MLB Totals: 8.0


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