Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

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The Seattle Mariners will play host to the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. The matchup starts at 3:10 p.m. ET and fans can catch the game on both RTNW and FSSW.

Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners Odds

The Rangers have gone 67-94 SU this year and are 78-82 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 9.3 units for moneyline bettors and 10.8 units ATS. The Mariners, on the other hand, are 88-73 SU and 77-83 ATS. They’ve gained 8.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 13.7 units ATS.

Neither side has been a strong over/under bet this season. Mariners games have a 79-79-2 over/under record in 2018. The Rangers have an over/under record of 76-74-10.

Yovani Gallardo will get the start for the Rangers. The right-handed Gallardo (8-7, 6.40 ERA) has racked up 55 strikeouts in 89 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with two strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Seattle this year.

The Mariners are sending lefty Roenis Elias (2-1, 2.93 ERA) to the mound. Elias has 30 strikeouts and 16 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.33. Elias is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA against Texas this year.

As a unit, Seattle’s pitchers have yielded 4.4 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.38, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.8. The bullpen has a 3.77 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 75 games against divisional opponents, Mariners starters have an ERA of 4.77 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.97.

Seattle’s hitters have produced 4.2 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .251/.335/.389 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Mariners’ hitters have been led by Jean Segura, who is slashing .304/.341/.415 with 10 home runs, 63 RBIs, 91 runs and 20 steals.

For the visitors, Texas’ pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.37 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6.28 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.30, along with a K-per-9 of 8.17.

The Rangers offense has slashed .240/.321/.405 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game this year, including 4.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Shin-soo Choo has led Texas’ offense and is slashing .264/.377/.434 with 21 home runs, 62 RBIs and 83 runs scored.

The Mariners are looking for another win following a 4-1 victory in the prior game of this series.

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • Texas has logged 12 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Seattle has 16 XBH over its last five.
  • The Rangers have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit 11 over their last 10.
  • The Texas defense has allowed 11 errors over the last 10 games, compared to five errors for Seattle over its last 10.
  • The Rangers have dropped five of their last six games SU.