Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 6/26/24

Tampa Bay Rays (39-40) vs Seattle Mariners (45-36)

Game Info: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 12:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Ryan Pepiot (4-4) (4.61) vs George Kirby (6-5) (3.28)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -105 / Seattle Mariners -112 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, June 26th at Tropicana Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Mariners form and recent player performance 

-The Rays recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Seattle

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Tampa Bay

-Recent betting trends in games played between Seattle and Tampa Bay

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Mariners and Rays. 

Mariners Struggled on Tuesday

The Mariners really struggled on Tuesday, and they ended up losing 11-3. Luis Castillo got the start, and he went 5.1 innings, giving up five hits and four runs. Mike Baumann went 0.1 innings, giving up two hits and two runs. The Mariners are averaging 3.91 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.71 runs per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 5th. They have a run differential of 0.19 which is 12th in the league. Cal Raleigh has hit 13 home runs and driven in 46 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Mariners will be George Kirby who sits with a 6-5 record and an ERA of 3.47. In his last start against the Miami Marlins, he went seven innings, giving up five hits and two runs. 

Why the Mariners Will Beat the Rays

  • The Rays have lost eight of their last nine games as underdogs against American League opponents following a home win.
  • The Mariners have won each of their last five Wednesday day games against AL East opponents.
  • The Rays have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 11 Wednesday home games against AL West opponents.
  • The road team has covered the run line in eight of the Rays' last nine games.

Can Rays Offense Build on Tuesday?

The Rays' offense scored 11 runs on Tuesday, and that was enough for the victory. Ben Rotverdt had a huge game, finishing with a home run and driving in four RBIs. The Rays are averaging 3.98 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.76 runs per game. The offense is ranked 25th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 23rd. Isaac Parades has hit 11 home runs and driven in 39 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Rays will be Ryan Pepiot who sits with a 4-4 record and an ERA of 4.61. In his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he went 3.1 innings giving up three hits and two runs. 

Why the Rays Will Beat the Mariners

  • The Rays have won each of their last nine Wednesday day games as home underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Mariners have lost five of their last six games as road favorites.
  • The Mariners have failed to cover the run line in each of their last nine games as favorites against AL East opponents.
  • The Rays have covered the run line in each of their last seven games as underdogs.
  • The Mariners have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five Wednesday road games.
  • The Rays have won the first inning in three of their last four games as underdogs against the Mariners.

Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

Kirby sits with an ERA of 3.47 and he’s been good this season. Pepiot in his last start gave up only two runs, and he’s going to step up in a big way here. The Mariners' offense has been inconsistent this season, and they are going to get going here. The Rays are going to struggle to get the offense going against Kirby, and that will be the difference here. Back the under to cash here with ease. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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