Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners Free Pick

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Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers will be taking on their divisional foe Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park in a Saturday night game. The matchup starts at 9:10 p.m. ET and fans can watch it on RTNW and FSSW.

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners Odds

Sportsbooks have Texas (+115) as the underdog to Seattle (-125). You can play matchup’s total with current odds listed at -115 for over 8.5 runs and -105 for under 8.5. There’s a runline of Rangers +1.5 (-180) and Mariners -1.5 (+160) for this matchup.

The Rangers have gone 12-13 SU this year and are 14-10 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 5.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline in the season’s early going and 0.3 units ATS. Texas is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Mariners, on the other hand, are 18-11 SU and 18-10 ATS. The team’s gained 8.1 units for moneyline bettors and 6.5 units ATS. Seattle has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Mariners games have a 19-7-2 over/under record so far in 2019. The Rangers have an over/under record of 14-10.

Left-hander Mike Minor will get the start for the visiting Rangers. Minor is 2-2 with a 3.21 ERA and 26 strikeouts. He has yet to face Seattle this year, but he did make four starts against the Mariners in 2018, posting a 0-2 record against them with a 6.87 ERA and 17 strikeouts.

The Mariners are turning to righty Mike Leake (2-2, 4.30 ERA), who has 25 strikeouts and six walks as well as a 1.40 WHIP. Leake only made one start against the Rangers in 2018 (0-0, 8.44 ERA and two strikeouts across 5.1 innings).

Texas’ pitching staff allowed 6.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 6.52 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 7.29 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.23, along with a WHIP of 1.70 and a K-per-9 of 7.49.

The Rangers offense has slashed .248/.335/.445 on its way to 5.3 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).

Texas’ offensive production has been powered by Elvis Andrus and Shin-soo Choo. Andrus is slashing .355/.417/.538 with three home runs, 15 RBIs, 13 runs and five stolen bases. Choo is hitting .318 with two homers, nine RBIs and 16 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.86, a WHIP of 1.27 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.0. The bullpen has a 4.59 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 9.5 K/9. In 13 games against divisional opponents, Mariners starters have an ERA of 3.48 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.99.

The Seattle offense has produced 6.3 runs per outing, including 6.0 per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .234/.350/.395 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Mariners’ batters have been led by left fielder Domingo Santana and shortstop Tim Beckham. Santana is hitting .299/.371/.479 with five home runs, 29 RBIs and 15 runs scored, while Beckham’s line is .299/.376/.557 with six homers, 19 RBIs and 17 runs.

The Rangers have gained 4.8 units and are 11-7 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 10 of those games, compared to eight that’ve hit the under against righties. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 2.3 units and are 3-2 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in five of those games, compared to zero that went under the total.

Rangers at Mariners Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Rangers, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • Texas has recorded 16 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Seattle has 17 XBH over its last five.
  • Texas has recorded 21.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.2 over its last five.
  • The Rangers have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit 17 over their last 10.
  • The Rangers have a total OPS of .780 this season and an OPS of .818 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Mariners’ OPS stands at .839 overall and .804 against righties.