Mariners vs Rangers Baseball Game Preview
Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Odds
The Texas Rangers host Seattle on Wednesday, looking to build on their 48-35 mark against the 36-47 Mariners in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.
Felix Hernandez, with a record of 8-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Mariners, while the Rangers trot Derek Holland to the mound in this one. He is 6-4 so far in 2013.
The Mariners were listed as +-128 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 13-rated Mariners taking on the American League's No. 4-rated Rangers in this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Mariners rank No. 13 in the American League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 5 ranking in that category.
Seattle brings the American League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 2-ranked defense.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 9-2 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at +142 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mariners grabbed a win last time out, defeating Justin Grimm and the Rangers 9-2 on Tuesday at Rangers Ballpark.
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 8-2
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mariners at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Seattle's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Seattle
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Texas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Texas' last 18 games at home
Seattle at Texas, Thursday, July 4