Rays vs Mariners Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/25

Rays vs Mariners Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/25

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MLB Preview: Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays

On June 25, 2024, the Seattle Mariners will face the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. This article provides a comprehensive analysis of the teams' recent performances, pitching matchups, and offensive leaders.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 25, 2024
  • Time: 3:50 PM
  • Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Weather: 83°F, Clear

Team Breakdown:

Seattle Mariners:

The Seattle Mariners enter this game with a 45-35 record, including an 18-23 record on the road. They are currently leading the American League West and have shown resilience despite recent setbacks.

Pitching:

Luis Castillo will start for the Mariners. Castillo has a 6-8 record with a 3.63 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 94.1 innings pitched. His previous performances against the Rays have been dominant, making him a key player in this matchup.

Recent Performance:

The Mariners have won two of their last five games, maintaining their lead in the division.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Cal Raleigh (12 HR)
  • Batting Average: Julio Rodriguez (.260 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Cal Raleigh (45 RBI)

The Mariners have dealt with injuries to players such as Heath Hembree, Taylor Dollard, Rangel Ravelo, Bryan Woo, and Gabe Speier, but their depth has allowed them to stay competitive.

Tampa Bay Rays:

The Tampa Bay Rays have a 38-40 record, including a 19-23 record at home. They are currently fourth in the American League East and have had a mix of results recently.

Pitching:

Zack Littell will start for the Rays. Littell has a 2-5 record with a 4.20 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 81.1 innings pitched. His performance will be crucial in attempting to stymie the Mariners' offense.

Recent Performance:

The Rays have won four of their last five games, showing improvement as they look to climb the standings.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Isaac Paredes (11 HR)
  • Batting Average: Isaac Paredes (.280 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Isaac Paredes (39 RBI)

The Rays have dealt with injuries to players such as Amed Rosario, Brandon Lowe, Richard Lovelady, Jacob Waguespack, and Jeffrey Springs, impacting their overall performance.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
SEA (45-35) -135 o7.5 (-110) -1.5 (+130)
TB (38-40) +115 u7.5 (-110) +1.5 (-150)

Prediction:

Considering the pitching matchups and recent performances of both teams, the pick for this game is the Mariners Moneyline. Here’s why:

  • Dominant Starting Pitcher: Luis Castillo has a history of dominating the Rays, including a strong performance in their last encounter. His ability to shut down their lineup gives the Mariners a significant edge.
  • Improving Form: Despite recent losses, the Mariners have been competitive and have shown the ability to bounce back, making them a formidable opponent.
  • Rays' Struggles: The Rays have struggled with consistency, especially at home, which can be exploited by a strong Mariners team.
  • Offensive Support: The Mariners' offense, led by players like Julio Rodriguez and Cal Raleigh, has the potential to provide the necessary run support to back Castillo's pitching.

Given these factors, betting on the Mariners to win on the moneyline is a strong pick based on Castillo's dominance, the Mariners' resilience, and the Rays' inconsistencies.

Pick: Mariners Moneyline

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