Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Matchup

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The Seattle Mariners will take on their divisional rival Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. The matchup gets underway at 3:05 p.m. ET and fans can catch the game on either RTNW or FSSW.

Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Odds

Seattle (-130) is favored over Texas (+120) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 10.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at +115 for the Mariners -1.5 runs and -135 for the Rangers +1.5.

The Mariners have gone 85-69 SU this year and are 74-79 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 11.3 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 12.7 units ATS. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 65-89 SU and 74-79 ATS. They’ve lost 7.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 10.3 units ATS.

Rangers games have an over/under record of 73-70-10 in 2018. Seattle has an over/under record of 74-77-2.

Southpaw Wade LeBlanc will get the start for the visiting Mariners. LeBlanc (8-4, 3.49 ERA) has recorded 119 strikeouts in 152 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with eight strikeouts and a 1.59 ERA against Texas this year (two starts).

The Rangers are sending lefty Martin Perez (2-6, 6.33 ERA) to the hill. Perez has 49 strikeouts and 31 walks to his name, as well as a 1.78 WHIP. Perez is 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 3.46 ERA across two starts against Seattle this year.

As a unit, Texas’ pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 5.44, a WHIP of 1.45 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.3. The bullpen has a 4.38 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 68 divisional games, Rangers starters have an ERA of 5.09 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.16.

The Texas hitters are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 2.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .174/.252/.271 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Shin-soo Choo and Jurickson Profar have led the charge for the Rangers’ offense this year. Choo is slashing .269/.383/.443 with 21 home runs, 62 RBIs and 82 runs scored, while Profar’s line is .255/.337/.459 with 18 homers, 74 RBIs and 80 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.31 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.69 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.74, along with a K/9 of 8.92.

Mariners hitters have slashed .255/.317/.411 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Mitch Haniger continue to lead Seattle’s hitters. The speedy Segura is hitting .304/.340/.414 with nine home runs, 61 RBIs, 87 runs and 20 steals, while Haniger is hitting .287/.369/.502 with 26 homers, 91 RBIs and 87 runs scored.

The Rangers have lost 3.4 units and are 23-27 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in 25 of those games, compared to 20 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers.

Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in four of Texas’ last seven games.
  • Texas has recorded 14.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 12.2 over its last five.
  • The Mariners have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.