Aaron Harang, Justin Grimm take mound in Rangers vs Mariners tilt
Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Texas vs Seattle battle on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark as the Rangers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
It's a pitching duel between Justin Grimm for the Rangers (0-0 on the year) and Aaron Harang for Seattle (0-1 so far).
This game matches up the No. 14 (Rangers) and the No. 12 (Mariners) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Mariners offense rated No. 15 and scoring 3.1 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mariners hitters have managed (7.3 per nine innings).
Texas owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 2.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 10-rated defense.
The Mariners were a 5-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -162 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Derek Lowe shut down the Mariners in their last game, striking out 1 in a 5-0 shutout over Seattle in baseball action at Rangers Ballpark.
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Mariners at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle's last 8 games
Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Seattle
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home
Seattle at Houston, Monday, April 22
Texas at LA Angels, Monday, April 22