The Texas Rangers are making a road trip to Seattle to take on their AL West foe Mariners at T-Mobile Park. The matchup starts at 10:10 p.m. ET and you can catch it on RTNW and FSSW.
Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners Odds
Seattle (-165) is favored over Texas (+155) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). The game’s most recent runline odds sit at -140 for picking the Rangers +1.5 runs and +120 for the Mariners -1.5.
Both teams have made bettors happy this year. The Mariners are 16-11 straight up (SU) and 16-10 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 8.1 units for moneyline bettors and 4.1 units ATS. Seattle has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Rangers have gone 12-11 SU this year and are 13-9 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 7.7 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 0.9 units ATS. Texas is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.
Mariners games have had an over/under record of 18-6-2 so far in 2019. Rangers games have gone over 12 times, gone under 10 times and pushed on zero occasions.
Taylor Hearn will get the nod for Texas. The southpaw Hearn has yet to pitch in the majors this year and Texas is hoping that he can handle big-league action.
The Mariners are turning to Marco Gonzales (4-0, 3.32 ERA). Gonzales has 25 strikeouts and nine walks, along with a WHIP of 1.26. Gonzales made four starts against the team in 2018, posting a 2-1 record in 2018, posting a 2-1 record with a 2.78 ERA and 16 strikeouts.
Seattle’s pitching staff has given up 5.0 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.06 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.90 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. In 11 games against AL West opponents, Mariners starters have an ERA of 3.92 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.89.
The Seattle hitters are putting up 6.0 runs per contest, including 5.4 per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .209/.310/.460 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
The Mariners’ offense has been led by outfielders Domingo Santana and Mitch Haniger. Santana is slashing .306/.372/.491 with five home runs, 27 RBIs and 13 runs scored, while Haniger’s line is .266/.333/.578 with seven homers, 18 RBIs and 26 runs scored.
For the visitors, Texas’ pitchers have allowed 5.7 runs per game and its starters own a 6.18 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 7.32 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.98, along with a K-per-9 of 7.17.
Rangers hitters have slashed .252/.337/.457 on their way to 5.5 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
Elvis Andrus and Shin-soo Choo have led Texas’ hitters. Andrus is slashing .345/.394/.540 with three home runs, 15 RBIs, 13 runs and five steals, while Choo is hitting .304/.409/.519 with one homers, eight RBIs and 14 runs scored.
The Rangers have gained 1.9 units and are 3-2 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over’s hit in three of those games, compared to two that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers.
Rangers at Mariners Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Rangers, O/U – OVER
- Texas has recorded 23 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Seattle has 19 XBH over its last five.
- The Rangers have an OPS of .794 this season, including an OPS of .700 against left-handed pitchers. The Mariners’ OPS stands at .838 overall and .989 against lefties.
- Seattle has recorded 17.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 17.6 over its last five.
- The Rangers have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit 18 over their last 10.