MLB Game Preview - Mariners underdogs vs Rangers at Texas
Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Odds
The Texas Rangers host Seattle on Tuesday, looking to build on their 48-34 mark against the 35-47 Mariners in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.
The Rangers will turn to Justin Grimm and his 7-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Mariners send Joe Saunders (5-8) to the hill.
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 4 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Mariners, who rate an American League No. 13 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Texas owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Mariners are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.1 per game.
Seattle brings the American League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 2-ranked defense.
Seattle lost its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Cubs on June 30. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Seattle suffered a 7-6 loss against Chicago on Sunday, as Jeremy Bonderman wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Safeco Field.
Texas was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Reds. They won as -144 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark behind starter Yu Darvish.
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Mariners at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Seattle's last 9 games
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Seattle at Texas, Wednesday, July 3