Rays vs. Mariners Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/5/2022

by | May 5, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (15-10) will vie for their fourth straight victory when they visit the Seattle Mariners (12-13) on Thursday at 9:40 PM ET. The Rays are listed as -132 favorites by oddsmakers, while the Mariners are +112 underdogs. Shane McClanahan gets the starting nod for Tampa Bay while Robbie Ray is Seattle’s starter for the contest.

Rays vs. Mariners Spread and Betting Line

Rays vs Mariners Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rays -132 +112 6.5 -119 -101 -1.5 +137 -162

Computer Predictions for Rays vs. Mariners

Our computer pick: Seattle Mariners (+112) and Over (6.5)

Rays vs. Mariners Game Info

  • Tampa Bay Rays probable starting pitcher: Shane McClanahan
  • Seattle Mariners probable starting pitcher: Robbie Ray
  • Game Day: Thursday, May 5, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Stadium: T-Mobile Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners Pitching Matchup

McClanahan Ray
5 GS 5
1-2 W-L 2-2
3.00 ERA 4.15
27.0 IP 30.1
7 BB 12
42 SO 26

Rays Starter Shane McClanahan

  • The Rays will send McClanahan (1-2) to the mound to make his sixth start of the season. He is 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 42 strikeouts through 27 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins, the lefty tossed five innings, giving up three earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The 25-year-old has a 3.00 ERA and 14.0 strikeouts per nine innings in five games this season, while allowing a batting average of .202 to his opponents.
  • McClanahan is looking to collect his third quality start of the year.
  • McClanahan will aim to last five or more innings for his fourth straight start. He’s averaging 5.1 frames per outing.
  • The opposing Mariners offense has a collective .229 batting average, and is 11th in the league with 190 total hits and 14th in MLB play with 104 runs scored. It has the 16th-ranked slugging percentage (.373) and ranks 11th in home runs (24) in all of MLB.
  • The 25-year-old’s 3.00 ERA ranks 37th, 1.000 WHIP ranks 29th, and 14.0 K/9 ranks first among qualifying pitchers this season.

Mariners Starter Robbie Ray

  • Ray (2-2) will take the mound for the Mariners, his sixth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed five innings while giving up three earned runs on four hits in a matchup with the Miami Marlins.
  • The 30-year-old has pitched to a 4.15 ERA this season with 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.6 walks per nine across five games.
  • In five starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in three of them.
  • Ray has pitched five or more innings in five straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Rays have scored 109 runs this season, which ranks seventh in MLB. They are batting .245 for the campaign with 22 home runs, 13th in the league.
  • Among qualified pitchers this year, the 30-year-old’s 4.15 ERA ranks 53rd, 1.253 WHIP ranks 50th, and 7.7 K/9 ranks 43rd.

Rays Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Rays have won 14 out of the 22 games, or 63.6%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Tampa Bay is 10-7 this season when entering a game favored by -132 or more on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rays have a 56.9% chance to win.
  • So far this season, Tampa Bay and its opponents have hit the over in 11 of their 25 games with a total.
  • The Rays are 11-14-0 ATS in their 25 games with a spread this season.

Mariners Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Mariners have come away with six wins in the 17 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This year, Seattle has won two of 10 games when listed as at least +112 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Mariners have a 47.2% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Contests with Seattle have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 12 of 25 chances this season.
  • The Mariners have posted a record of 14-11-0 against the spread this season.

Rays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Wander Franco has racked up a team-high four home runs and 14 runs batted in.
  • Among all batters in MLB, Franco’s home run total places him 31st, and his RBI tally ranks him 29th.
  • Yandy Diaz has three doubles, two home runs and 15 walks while hitting .300.
  • Diaz is 91st in home runs in baseball, and 186th in RBI.
  • Manuel Margot paces the Rays with a .306 batting average.
  • Margot will look to build on his four-game hitting in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .381 with two doubles, a triple and five RBI.
  • Brandon Lowe is hitting .194 with four doubles, three home runs and eight walks.
  • Lowe has recorded at least one hit in four straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .222 with two doubles and an RBI.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Wander Franco 23 .302 .327 .531 4 14 29
Yandy Díaz 21 .300 .437 .429 2 6 21
Manuel Margot 20 .306 .367 .375 0 12 22
Brandon Lowe 25 .194 .262 .333 3 9 18
Randy Arozarena 24 .213 .253 .330 0 6 20

Mariners Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Ty France leads the Mariners with five long balls and runs batted in, driving in 21.
  • France’s home run total puts him 17th in MLB, and he ranks third in RBI.
  • J.P. Crawford has a club-best .364 batting average.
  • Crawford ranks 31st in homers and 89th in RBI among all major league hitters this year.
  • Adam Frazier is hitting .230 with five doubles, a triple and eight walks.
  • Eugenio Suarez is batting .202 with six doubles, a triple, four home runs and 12 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Ty France 25 .333 .402 .515 5 21 33
J.P. Crawford 25 .364 .452 .591 4 10 32
Adam Frazier 25 .230 .294 .300 0 11 23
Eugenio Suárez 24 .202 .297 .427 4 13 18
Jesse Winker 25 .186 .324 .221 0 8 16

Betting Tips for Rays vs. Mariners

We have the Mariners on the moneyline at +112 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after digging through all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 6.5 runs.

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