Mariners vs. Rays Prediction and Odds for Tuesday, April 26 (Pitching Mismatch Points to Seattle Victory)

Houston Astros v Seattle Mariners
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The Seattle Mariners continue to shock many after their hot start to the 2022 season. The M’s are 10-6 and currently sit in first place in a competitive AL West. The Mariners are winners of six of their last seven games and are coming off a sweep of the Kansas City Royal.

Seattle’s bats were on full display during that series with 22 runs in their last three games. 

The Mariners next play the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Tuesday to kick off a three-game tilt. The Rays were a bit of a disappointment to start the year 5-5 in their first ten games. But, they have begun to emerge from a slight funk and are winners of four of their last five.

Tampa Bay beat the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox in back to back series. The Rays now have their sights set on the red-hot Mariners. 

Here are the odds for this game, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook

Mariners vs. Rays Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line

  • Mariners: -1.5 (+155)
  • Rays: +1.5 (-185)


  • Mariners -110
  • Rays -110


  • 7 (Over -110/Under -110)

Mariners vs. Rays Prediction and Pick

While both of these teams are hot, the same can’t be said for both of the starting pitchers in this game. The Rays are giving John Fleming another shot after back-to-back bad starts. In his last two games, Fleming gave up six earned runs and 11 hits in 6 ⅔ innings. He did strike out eight and walk just two, but, he needs to reconsider trying to pitch to contact with 14 hits in his first 10 innings. 

Meanwhile, the Mariners hand the rock to Logan Gilbert tonight. Gilbert has been a revelation for the Mariners and a big reason for their early success. In 16 ⅔ innings, Gilbert has given up just one run and one walk. He has struck out 15 batters while giving up 13 hits. I will admit, I’d like to see a little less contact being made. But Gilbert gets a lot of ground balls and the Mariners' defense is sixth in the MLB in limiting errors. 

I think that the Mariners have a great lineup to combat the things that Fleming does well. They don’t strike out a whole lot and currently lead the league in walks per game at 4.75. Plate discipline will come in hand against Fleming and I think the Mariners roll in this series opener. 

Pick: Mariners -1.5 (+155)

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