Mariners-Rays: King Felix at -117 a Gift from the MLB Odds Makers?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:51 PM UTC

Wednesday, May. 27, 2015 12:51 PM UTC

To the delight of this baseball betting adviser, Seattle is sending its ace to the hill as it shoots for a sweep of a three-game series with the Rays in St. Pete Wednesday afternoon.

<p><b>Wednesday's Betting Odds</b><br /> As of early Wednesday AM Seattle and Felix Hernandez were favored by around -125 over Tampa and Chris Archer, with a total of 6.5 runs. The lowest previous price for <a href="" target="_blank" title="Free MLB Picks &amp; Baseball Predictions">MLB picks</a> this season on King Felix was the -130 against Oakland back in April. He didn't pitch particularly well that game, but Seattle won anyway.</p> <p style="text-align:center"><a href="" target="_blank" title="Bet KC +130 &amp; 'Over' as Royals' Bats Find Success vs. Yankees"><em>Ron Patrick Also Shares MLB Picks for Royals vs. Yankees today</em></a></p> <p><b>The Situation</b><br /> Seattle has taken the first two games of this series, by scores of 4-1 Monday and 7-6 Tuesday in 10 innings. Last night the Mariners' bullpen blew a three-run, ninth-inning lead, but Kyle Seager, who hit a grand slam in the eighth, bailed them out with a solo homer in the top of the tenth.</p> <p>So Seattle has won four of its last five games, while Tampa has lost four in a row.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>Wednesday's Starters</b><br /> After a couple of iffy outings a couple of weeks ago Archer has allowed just four runs over his last three starts, covering 18 1/3 innings. Tampa has won his last three starts.</p> <p>The last time Archer started against the Mariners, last June, he tossed 6 1/3 innings of scoreless ball, although the Rays lost that game 5-0.</p> <p>Hernandez, meanwhile, got touched for four runs in six innings by Boston 11 days ago, but last Friday he held Toronto to one run through seven frames in a 4-3 Seattle victory. On the season the Mariners are 8-1 in King's starts, with the totals skewing UNDER 7-1.</p> <p>Hernandez started twice against Tampa last year, allowing four runs through 13 2/3 innings, with one walk and 22 strikeouts; Seattle won both those games.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>Baseball Betting Verdict</b><br /> It's not often you can get Hernandez at a price like today's <a href="" target="_blank" title="Shop the MLB Odds Market in Real-Time Availability">MLB odds</a>, so we like the Mariners on the side. Also, <a href="" target="_blank" title="The Most Important Pitching Stats for Over-Under Bettors">these two starting pitchers are a combined 13-4 on the UNDERS</a> this season, and we're thinking that lean should continue today.</p> <p><b>MLB Picks:</b> Seattle -117 and UNDER 6.5 runs at <a href=";book=in-article-gtbets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Check out GTBets' line">GT Bets</a></p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" frameborder="no" height="140px" id="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" name="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" scrolling="no" src=";timezone=16&amp;theme=article&amp;line-type=spreadntotals.type=whole-game&amp;odds-type=US&amp;books=1096,19,43,227,999996,93,238,123,139&amp;trackers=1409845611531.xml&amp;event-id=753123" style="width:642px;border:medium none;overflow:hidden"></iframe></p>
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