Rangers open as moneyline underdog vs Mariners
Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Safeco Field on Sunday as host Seattle battles the Texas Rangers in baseball odds action.
Hisashi Iwakuma will take the mound for Seattle, and he'll carry a 5-1 record into the contest. Nick Tepesech gets the ball for Texas; he's 3-4 so far this season.
The visitors were +-132 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 4-rated Rangers taking on the American League's No. 13-rated Mariners in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 15 ranked American League offense (3.6 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 3.6 runs allowed per game. The Mariners have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Rangers have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Seattle has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.
Texas won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Mariners on May 25. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Derek Holland blew away 10 Seattle batter in the Rangers' last start, leading them to a 5-2 win over Seattle on Saturday at Safeco Field.
A few Rangers at Mariners trends to consider:
Texas4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
Texas7-1-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Texas11-4-1 SU in its last 16 games
Seattle is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing at home against Texas
Seattle is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
Seattle is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Texas
Texas at Arizona, Monday, May 27
Seattle home to San Diego, Monday, May 27