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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Rays vs. Mariners on Friday

We go over some of the best betting options for Friday’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners.

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The Tampa Bay Rays are among the best teams in baseball, and they will take on the Seattle Mariners in Game 2 in a four-game road set on Friday, June 18th. Seattle took the first game of the series on Thursday 6-5 by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off victory. The Rays are at 43-27 for the top spot in the American League East, while Seattle is 35-36 for third place in the A.L. West.

Rays vs. Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Moneyline pick: Mariners -103

We’re going with Seattle to take the first two games of this series thanks to the pitching matchup in Game 2. The Mariners send lefty Yusei Kikuchi to the mound with a 3-3 record and 3.67 ERA through 12 starts. He is coming off one of his best starts of the season, as he threw seven scoreless innings in a loss to the Cleveland Indians. Michael Wacha will pitch for the Rays with a 1-1 record and 4.54 ERA with 11 appearances and seven starts.

Player Prop: TBD

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