Mariners visit Texas Rangers in MLB clash
Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Odds
The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Seattle Mariners on Saturday in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.
The Rangers will rely on Martin Perez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Felix Hernandez will be his counterpart for the Mariners. Martin Perez is 5-3 this season, and Felix Hernandez is 12-5.
The visitors were -101 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
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.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Mariners defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Mariners have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.
The Mariners were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +167 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Seattle looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rangers, a 3-1 final on Friday in support of Hisashi Iwakuma at Rangers Ballpark.
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mariners at Rangers trends to consider:
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 9 games
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 9 games on the road
Texas is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Seattle at Texas, Sunday, August 18