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Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Betting Preview 09/21/18

The Seattle Mariners will pay a visit to Arlington to play their division rival Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. The game will start at 8:05 p.m. ET and the matchup will be shown on RTNW and FSSW.

Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers Odds

Vegas has listed Texas (+115) as the underdog to Seattle (-125). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -120 for over 10.5 runs and +100 for under 10.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Mariners -1.5 runs (+120) and Rangers +1.5 runs (-140).

The Mariners have gone 84-68 SU this year and are 74-78 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 12.5 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 11.7 units ATS. Seattle’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 64-88 SU and 73-79 ATS. The team has lost 8.4 units for moneyline bettors and 11.3 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Texas games have an over/under record of 72-70-10 in 2018. The Mariners have an over/under record of 73-77-2.

The right-handed Erasmo Ramirez will get the start for the visiting Mariners. Ramirez (2-3, 5.65 ERA) has racked up 31 strikeouts in 42 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA against Texas this year.

The Rangers are putting the ball in the hands of righty Connor Sadzeck (0-0, 0.00 ERA), who’s got five strikeouts and five walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.42. Sadzeck hasn’t faced the Mariners yet this year and did not accrue any MLB pitching stats last season.

As a unit, Texas’ pitchers have yielded 5.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.45, a WHIP of 1.45 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.3. The bullpen has a 4.26 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 66 divisional games, Rangers starters have an ERA of 5.09 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.93.

The Texas offense is putting up 4.6 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 2.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .189/.275/.333 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Rangers’ offense has been led by Shin-soo Choo and Jurickson Profar. Choo is hitting .269/.382/.444 with 21 home runs, 62 RBIs and 80 runs scored, while Profar’s line is .254/.337/.457 with 18 homers, 74 RBIs and 78 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.29 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.71 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.77, along with a WHIP of 1.25.

The Mariners offense has slashed .254/.315/.407 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game this season, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Jean Segura and outfielder Mitch Haniger continue to lead Seattle’s hitters. The speedy Segura is slashing .306/.340/.418 with nine home runs, 60 RBIs, 86 runs and 20 steals, while Haniger is hitting .284/.366/.496 with 26 homers, 90 RBIs and 83 runs scored.

The Mariners have gained 11.4 units and are 48-54 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 52 of those games, as opposed to 49 that’ve hit the under against righties. On the other hand, the Rangers have lost 5.0 units and are 50-52 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 47 of those games, as opposed to 50 that’ve gone under.

Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers Free Prediction

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

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Notes

Betting Trends

The under has hit in three of Texas’ last seven games.

Texas has recorded 14.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 14.4 over its last five.

The Mariners have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.

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