Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers Free Preview

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The Seattle Mariners will be facing off against their divisional rival Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. The action begins at 2:05 p.m. ET and fans can watch it on FB.

Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Odds

Seattle (-130) is the favorite over Texas (+120) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 11 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. The game’s most recent runline odds stand at +115 for betting the Mariners -1.5 runs and -135 for the Rangers +1.5.

The Mariners have gone 65-48 SU this year and are 55-58 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 10.2 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 7.2 units ATS. Seattle has covered the spread only once over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 49-65 SU and 57-57 ATS. They’ve lost 3.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.0 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Rangers games have an over/under record of 53-54-7 in 2018. Seattle has an over/under record of 54-57-2.

Marco Gonzales is getting the nod for the visiting Mariners. The left-handed Gonzales is 12-6 with a 3.46 ERA and 118 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Texas this year.

The Rangers are sending righty Ariel Jurado (2-1, 4.02 ERA) to the mound. Jurado has seven strikeouts and five walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.21. Jurado hasn’t faced the Mariners yet this year and did not record any MLB pitching stats last season.

As a unit, Texas’ pitchers have given up 5.2 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.28, a WHIP of 1.44 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.5. The bullpen has a 4.13 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 48 games against divisional opponents, Rangers starters have an ERA of 4.97 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.62.

The Texas offense is putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.0 per game against divisional foes and 8.0 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .271/.371/.481 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Shin-soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have led the way for the Rangers’ hitters this year. Choo is hitting .272/.381/.474 with 20 home runs, 53 RBIs and 64 runs scored, while Mazara’s line is .272/.332/.450 with 15 homers, 58 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.13 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 7.83 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.94, along with a K/9 of 9.53.

The Mariners offense has slashed .255/.317/.408 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Seattle’s offensive production has been powered by shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon. Segura is slashing .305/.334/.429 with eight home runs, 51 RBIs, 73 runs and 16 steals, while Gordon is hitting .283/.303/.343 with one homers, 22 RBIs, 49 runs and 26 stolen bases.

The Mariners have gained 16.9 units and are 38-38 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 40 of those games, compared to 35 that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Rangers have netted 0.9 units and are 18-17 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 19 of those games, as opposed to 13 which went under the total.

Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in three of Texas’ last seven games.
  • Texas has recorded 27.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 27.6 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.