The Texas Rangers are playing host to the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park. The action begins at 8:05 p.m. ET and you can watch the game on both RTNW and FSSW.
Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers Odds
Texas (-115) is hosting this one as the favorite over Seattle (+105) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 10 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Mariners +1.5 runs (-200) and Rangers -1.5 runs (+170).
The Rangers are 65-88 straight up (SU) and 73-79 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.4 units for moneyline bettors and 11.3 units (ATS). The Mariners are 84-69 SU and have gone 74-78 ATS. Overall, the team’s gained 12.5 units for moneyline gamblers, but have lost 11.7 units ATS.
Rangers games have a 72-70-10 over/under record in 2018. Mariners games have gone under 77 times, gone over 73 times and pushed on two occasions.
Marco Gonzales will get the start for the Mariners. The left-handed Gonzales is 12-9 with a 4.28 ERA and 136 strikeouts. He’s 1-1 with seven strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA against Texas this year (two starts).
The Rangers are putting the ball in the left hand of Mike Minor (12-7, 4.14 ERA), who has 128 strikeouts and 35 walks this season as well as a 1.10 WHIP. Minor is 0-1 with 13 strikeouts and a 7.24 ERA over three starts against Seattle this year.
As a unit, Texas’ pitching staff has given up 5.2 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starters have a 5.44 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.27 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 67 divisional games, Rangers starters have an ERA of 5.08 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.92.
Texas’ offense is putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .201/.287/.362 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.
The Rangers’ hitters have been led by Shin-soo Choo, who is hitting .269/.383/.443 with 21 home runs, 62 RBIs and 82 runs scored.
For the visitors, Seattle’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.34 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.71 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.76, along with a WHIP of 1.25.
Mariners hitters have slashed .254/.316/.408 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game this season, including 4.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Jean Segura has sparked Seattle’s hitters and is hitting .305/.339/.417 with nine home runs, 61 RBIs, 86 runs and 20 steals.
The Rangers are looking for another victory following an 8-3 win in the prior game of the series.
Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Rangers, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – OVER