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Baseball odds preview - Seattle vs. Texas

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Sep 16, 3:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Odds

70-76TEAM RECORD86-59

Seattle pays a visit to Texas on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Rangers bats in baseball action at Rangers Ballpark.

For the Rangers, Matt Harrison gets the ball, charged with keeping the Mariners hitters off the base paths. He'll face Blake Beaven, 9-9 on the year.

View Seattle vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Texas opened as -230 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Rangers and the league No. 9-ranked Mariners, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the American League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.6 hits per game. The Mariners average 7.8 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

The Mariners were an 8-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +162 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. The Mariners enjoyed an 8-6 victory at the expense of the Rangers on Saturday, with Jason Vargas throwing 5 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 10-0

A few Mariners at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing Texas
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Texas is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing Seattle
Texas is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Seattle home to Baltimore, Monday, September 17
Texas at LA Angels, Tuesday, September 18

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