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Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays Betting Pick for 6/26/24

Seattle and Tampa Bay face off in an AL matchup at 12:10 PM ET at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. The Mariners are 45-37 and their three-game losing streak has them as the slight money line favorite (-117). The Rays are 40-40 and Ryan Pepiot is scheduled to start.

Wednesday’s over/under line is at 7.5 runs, and the game can be seen on RSNW. George Kirby is slated to start for the Mariners.

Mariners Look to Break Losing Streak as Kirby Takes the Mound Against Rays,

The Seattle Mariners are 45-37 this season and hold a 4.5-game lead over the Astros in the AL West. The Mariners are 17-5 against divisional opponents and 27-12 at home. Seattle is 18-25 on the road and 8-11 as the road favorite. The Mariners have lost three straight games and are currently down 2-0 in their series vs. the Rays. Seattle’s run line record is 39-43, and they are 21-18 at home. They have an average run margin of 0.1 runs per game and are 18-25 against the run line on the road. As the underdog, Seattle is 18-14 against the run line.

Seattle is sending George Kirby to the mound today, and he is 6-5 with a 3.47 ERA this season. Kirby has a WHIP of .99 and has issued 0.87 walks per nine innings compared to 8.58 strikeouts. He has nine quality starts this season and has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his last three outings. Seattle’s offense is led by Julio Rodríguez, who is hitting .254 with 7 home runs and 29 RBI. Cal Raleigh leads the team with 13 home runs and 46 RBI. Overall, the Mariners are 27th in scoring at 3.9 runs per game and are hitting .220 as a team, which is 23rd in the league. They are 7th in home runs with 91. J.P. Crawford is on a 6-game hitting streak, and Dylan Moore is hitting .250 with 2 home runs in his last 8 games.

Rays Struggle to Stay Afloat in AL East: Can Pepiot and Offense Turn the Tide?,

The Rays are currently 40-40 and trail the Yankees by 11.5 games in the AL East. They are 4th in the division and have gone 10-17 in divisional matchups. Tampa Bay is 21-23 at home and 19-17 on the road. Their over/under record is 41-36, and the over/under line for their games at home is set at 7.5 runs. They are currently 14-9 when the line is set at 7.5 runs. Overall, the average run total for their games this year is 8.8 runs.

Tampa Bay’s offense is 23rd in scoring, averaging 4.1 runs per game. Their batting average of .237 and slugging percentage of .367 are both in the bottom third of the league. Ryan Pepiot is 4-4 with a 4.61 ERA and will get the start for the Rays today. He is coming off a no-decision in which he went 3 1/3 innings and gave up two earned runs. So far, he has made 13 starts, and his WHIP is 1.13. Yandy Díaz is hitting .272 with seven homers for the Rays, and Isaac Paredes leads the team with 12 homers and 41 RBIs.

Rays to Edge Mariners in Close Contest: Our 5-4 Prediction,

Our predictions for this Mariners vs. Rays matchup is to take the Rays on the money line, with the payout being -101. We actually have the Rays winning this one by a score of 5-4. Looking at the starting pitchers, Ryan Pepiot is projected to finish with four strikeouts, and George Kirby is projected to finish with six.

Offensively, we have the Mariners finishing with nine hits compared to the Rays with nine. However, in terms of home runs, the Mariners are actually projected to finish with more, as they are 11th in the league compared to the Rays at ninth.

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