Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners Free Preview

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The Seattle Mariners are playing host to their division rival Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET and the matchup will be televised on both RTNW and FSSW.

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners Odds

Texas (+170) is the underdog to Seattle (-180) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 9 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 spread with the runline odds sitting at Rangers +1.5 runs (-130) and Mariners -1.5 runs (+110).

The Rangers are 66-92 SU and are 76-81 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 9.0 units for moneyline bettors and 11.4 units ATS. Texas is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Mariners, on the other hand, are 86-72 SU and 76-81 ATS. The team has gained 10.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 12.3 units ATS. Seattle has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Mariners games have a 77-78-2 over/under record in 2018. Texas has an over/under record of 75-72-10.

Ariel Jurado will get the nod for Texas. The right-handed Jurado is 4-5 with a 6.66 ERA and 19 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with two strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA against Seattle this year.

The Mariners will be sending lefty Marco Gonzales (13-9, 4.12 ERA) to the hill. Gonzales has 139 punchouts and 31 walks to his name, as well as a 1.24 WHIP. Gonzales is 2-1 with 10 strikeouts and a 3.57 ERA across three starts against Texas this year.

Seattle’s pitching staff has given up 4.4 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.39, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.7. The bullpen has a 3.82 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 72 divisional games, Mariners starters have an ERA of 4.83 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.07.

Seattle’s offense is putting up 4.2 runs per outing, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 6.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .262/.335/.481 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Mariners’ offense has been led by shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Mitch Haniger. Segura is hitting .303/.340/.416 with 10 home runs, 62 RBIs, 90 runs and 20 steals, while Haniger is batting .283 with 26 homers, 91 RBIs and 88 runs.

For the visiting squad, Texas’ pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.42 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6.29 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.29, along with a WHIP of 1.44 and a K-per-9 of 8.11.

Rangers hitters have slashed .240/.321/.406 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game this year, including 4.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Texas’ hitters have been paced by Shin-soo Choo and Jurickson Profar, who have combined to belt 41 home runs. Choo is slashing .263/.377/.433 with 21 home runs, 62 RBIs and 82 runs scored. Profar is hitting .254/.334/.463 with 20 homers, 77 RBIs and 82 runs scored.

The Rangers have lost 3.1 units and are 24-28 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 26 of those games, compared to 21 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 8.7 units and are 48-56 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in 54 of those games, compared to 49 that went under the total.

Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in four of Texas’ last seven games.
  • The Rangers have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
  • Texas fielders have eight errors over the last 10 games, compared to three errors for Seattle over its last 10.
  • The Rangers have dropped four of their last five games SU.