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Rangers face Seattle Mariners: MLB odds preview and stats

Texas RangersSeattle Mariners
April 14, 4:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Odds

8-4TEAM RECORD5-8

The Seattle Mariners battle the visiting Texas Rangers on Sunday in MLB betting action at Safeco Field.

The match puts starter Nick Tepesech for the Rangers on the hill facing Brandon Maurer for the Mariners. Tepesech brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Maurer is 0-2 to date on the season.

View Texas vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as 120 favorites 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.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mariners rated this week at No. 7 and the Rangers sitting at No. 15.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seattle's No. 11-rated American League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 2.9 in runs allowed per game. The Mariners have averaged 7.3 hits per game so far, less than Rangers batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Seattle has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

The Rangers were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -136 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Seattle on Saturday at Safeco Field behind starter Alexi Ogando.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-4
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

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

Next up:
Texas at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, April 16
Seattle home to Detroit, Tuesday, April 16