Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers will be taking the field against their division rival Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park in a Friday showdown. The matchup gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET and fans can catch the game on both RTNW and FSSW.
Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners Odds
Texas (+155) is the underdog to Seattle (-165) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at nine runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). There’s a runline of Rangers +1.5 (-140) and Mariners -1.5 (+120) for this matchup.
Both teams have treated gamblers well this year. The Mariners are 17-11 straight up (SU) and 17-10 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 7.0 units for moneyline bettors and 5.1 units ATS. The Rangers are 12-12 SU and have gone 14-9 against the spread. In total, the club has gained 6.7 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going and 1.9 units ATS.
Seattle games have an over/under record of 18-7-2 thus far in 2019. The Rangers have an over/under record of 13-10.
Shelby Miller will get the start for Texas. The right-handed Miller is 1-1 with a 7.63 ERA and six strikeouts. He has yet to face the Mariners this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Mariners will deploy lefty Yusei Kikuchi (1-1, 4.68 ERA) to the mound. Kikuchi has 23 strikeouts and eight walks as well as a WHIP of 1.32. Kikuchi did not pitch in the majors last season.
Texas’ pitching staff allowed 6.0 runs per game and its starters own a 6.49 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 7.30 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.42, along with a K-per-9 of 7.35.
The Rangers offense has slashed .253/.335/.449 on its way to 5.4 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).
Elvis Andrus and Shin-soo Choo have led Texas’ hitters. Andrus is hitting .352/.398/.538 with three home runs, 15 RBIs, 13 runs and five stolen bases, while Choo has a .310 average with one homers, eight RBIs and 15 runs scored.
For the home team, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.88, a WHIP of 1.27 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.9. The bullpen has a 4.79 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 9.7 K/9. In 12 games against AL West opponents, Mariners starters have an ERA of 3.53 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.59.
The Seattle offense is putting up 6.3 runs per outing, including 6.1 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .253/.354/.470 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Outfielders Domingo Santana and Mitch Haniger have led the Mariners’ offense so far. Santana is slashing .301/.370/.487 with five home runs, 29 RBIs and 14 runs scored, while Haniger’s line is .259/.331/.563 with seven homers, 18 RBIs and 27 runs scored.
The Rangers have gained 1.9 units and are 3-2 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in three of those games, compared to two that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 5.8 units and are 15-8 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to seven which went under the total.
Rangers vs. Mariners Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Rangers, O/U – UNDER
- The over has hit in four of Texas’ last seven contests.
- Texas has posted 23.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.2 over its last five.
- The Rangers have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit 18 over their last 10.
- The Rangers have an OPS of .784 this season and an OPS of .680 against left-handed pitchers. The Mariners’ OPS sits at .849 overall and .1000 against southpaws.