MLB Picks Wednesday 6/15/2016 – SEA vs. TB
Pick #1 – Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays
What happens when two of baseball's league leaders in home runs meets up? Well we are going to find out tonight and we have to think the long balls will be flying off the bats as usual in this potential Tampa Bay Rays versus Seattle Mariners slug fest. The Rays are lightening hot and are 8-2 over their last 10 games while the Mariners are struggling mightily despite their bats playing 3-7 ball over their last 10 contests and will be looking to get back on track on the road. The game were picking to wager on tonight is the Tampa Bay Rays (30-32) versus the Seattle Mariners (34-30) who are both trying to get in a winning groove an steadily rise above playing .500. Starting by examining some of the key factors we see that the total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games on the road. In addition the total has gone OVER in 14 of Seattle's last 20 games so this really a match up specific game we are looking at tonight. These are strong leans towards the OVER that we simply can not overlook when starting to calculate our pick. There has already been 4 games played between these two teams this year so not only do we already have a nice history to start from but 3 out of the 4 games went over the total we get today and the other game only missed the mark by 1 run. The last game between these two teams which was played yesterday was a 7-8 run final so these teams clearly have no problem scoring runs against each other. One angle of this game that really favors us is the fact that the last time Drew Smyly pitched against the Mariners he dished up 6 runs. These two teams have been playing a highly offensive style of baseball lately and the public consensus seems to agree with this as the MLB total is a nice and convincing 66% on the OVER. The Mariners produce 5.03 runs this year and the Rays put up 4.24 runs on average for the year so we hitting over averages nicely on the year as a whole when it comes to these two teams and low total spreads. The weather at Tropicana Field is 88°F, Mostly Sunny, Humidity is 68%, Wind is WSW 7 mph, Visibility is 10 mi so perfect conditions for the bats to heat up. The total over/under spread for this MLB game opened at 7.5 and moved to 8 so we get our favorite factor in our favor which is the money move in our bets direction. A nice final point to this pick is the fact that starting pitchers D. Smyly (L) and N. Karns (R) combine for a 9.53 ERA giving us a nice push towards the OVER. The computer predicted score for this match up is 8 so lets hope we tip to the right side on this one and take the OVER at 8 and feel really good about where the score of this game is going.
Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays - Wednesday, June 15, 2016 7:10 PM
965 Seattle Mariners +1½
966 Tampa Bay Rays -1½
965 Seattle Mariners Over 8
966 Tampa Bay Rays Under 8
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 8 (2 Units)
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