Rays vs. Mariners Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/8/2022

by | May 8, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (18-10) will look to Brandon Lowe, who is coming off a two-homer game, to lead them in a matchup with the Seattle Mariners (12-16) Sunday at 4:10 PM ET. The Rays are -137 favorites for the contest, according to bookmakers. Seattle will send George Kirby out to start this one, while Tampa Bay has yet to name a starter.

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 -137 +116 7.5 +100 -120 -1.5 +129 -154

Computer Predictions for Rays vs. Mariners

Our computer pick: Seattle Mariners (+116) and Over (7.5)

Rays vs. Mariners Game Info

  • Seattle Mariners probable starting pitcher: George Kirby
  • Game Day: Sunday, May 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Stadium: T-Mobile Park

Mariners Starter George Kirby

  • Kirby has been named the starter for the Mariners and will make his first start this season.
  • The right-hander will make his MLB debut at the age of 24.
  • The Rays rank third in MLB with 129 runs scored this season. They have a .249 batting average this campaign with 27 home runs (13th in the league).

Rays Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rays have been favorites in 24 games this season and won 16 (66.7%) of those contests.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 11-6 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -137 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 57.8% chance of a victory for the Rays.
  • Tampa Bay and its opponents have hit the over in 13 of their 28 games with a total this season.
  • In 28 games with a spread this season, the Rays are 13-15-0 ATS.

Mariners Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Mariners have been chosen as underdogs in 19 games this year and have walked away with the win six times (31.6%) in those games.
  • Seattle has a mark of 1-8 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +116 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Mariners have a 46.3% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Seattle’s games have gone over the total in 14 of their 28 opportunities.
  • The Mariners are 15-13-0 against the spread in their 28 games that had a posted line this season.

Rays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Wander Franco paces the Rays with a team-high batting average of .312.
  • Franco’s home runs put him 39th in the majors, and he is 34th in RBI.
  • Franco carries a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .273 with two walks and an RBI.
  • Manuel Margot has a club-leading 19 runs batted in and .312 batting average.
  • Margot is 112th in homers in baseball, and 13th in RBI.
  • Margot has seven straight games with at least one hit. During his last 10 games he is batting .343 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs, two walks and 12 RBI.
  • Yandy Diaz is hitting .293 with three doubles, two home runs and 16 walks.
  • Lowe has put his power on display as he paces his team with five home runs.
  • Lowe has recorded at least one hit in six games in a row. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .229 with three doubles, two home runs, four walks and three RBI.
Wander Franco 26 .312 .339 .514 4 15 34
Manuel Margot 23 .312 .375 .450 2 19 25
Yandy Díaz 24 .293 .420 .402 2 7 24
Brandon Lowe 27 .214 .310 .408 5 11 21
Randy Arozarena 27 .231 .265 .343 0 8 25

Mariners Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Ty France has driven in the most runs for the Mariners with 21 runs batted in.
  • France’s home run total puts him 25th in the big leagues, and he is fifth in RBI.
  • France carries a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with a walk.
  • J.P. Crawford’s .340 batting average is a team-high mark.
  • Crawford is 39th in home runs and 110th in RBI among all batters in the big leagues.
  • Adam Frazier is batting .255 with six doubles, a triple, a home run and 10 walks.
  • Eugenio Suarez has swatted a team- leading six long balls.
Ty France 28 .324 .392 .486 5 21 36
J.P. Crawford 28 .340 .435 .546 4 10 33
Adam Frazier 28 .255 .322 .355 1 13 28
Eugenio Suárez 27 .210 .307 .470 6 17 21
Jesse Winker 28 .194 .316 .276 1 9 19

Betting Tips for Rays vs. Mariners

Our best bet is the Mariners on the moneyline at +116 after looking at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will over the total of 7.5 runs.

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