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Hisashi Iwakuma vs Derek Holland matchup featured in MLB action

Seattle MarinersTexas Rangers
Aug 16, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Odds

55-65TEAM RECORD70-51

MLB wagering interest swings to the Texas vs Seattle battle on Friday at Rangers Ballpark as the Rangers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

For the Rangers, Derek Holland gets the ball, charged with keeping the Mariners hitters off the base paths. He'll face Hisashi Iwakuma, 10-6 on the year.

View Seattle vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rangers as -160 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 2 in the American League and the Mariners at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Mariners offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mariners hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Defensively, Seattle features the American League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

Seattle was a 7-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as +188 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Mariners were saddled with a loss last time out in Joe Saunders' start, as they lost 7-1 against Tampa Bay on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

Texas was a 5-4 winner in its last match at home against the Brewers. They won as -220 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tyler Thornburg and the Brewers 5-4 on Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 7-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Mariners at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing Texas
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games at home
Texas is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Texas, Saturday, August 17

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