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Jason Vargas out to silence Rangers bats in MLB contest

Texas RangersSeattle Mariners
May 5, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Odds

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The Texas Rangers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Mariners in Seattle at Safeco Field on Thursday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Colby Lewis for the Rangers on the hill facing Jason Vargas for the Mariners. Lewis brings a 2-3 mark to the game, while Vargas is 1-2 to date on the season.

View Texas vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as -105 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Rangers taking on the American League's No. 9-rated Mariners in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rangers rank No. 4 in the American League at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with Seattle’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Texas brings the American League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mariners' league No. 9-ranked defense.

In their last action, Texas was a 5-2 winner on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Texas at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. C.J. Wilson blew away 12 Seattle batter in the Rangers' last start, leading them to a 5-2 win over Seattle on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rangers at Mariners trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Texas
Seattle is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games at home
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas home to NY Yankees, Friday, May 6
Seattle home to Chi White Sox, Friday, May 6

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