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Rangers Have Been Fade Material in Washington

The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers are barely hanging on in the American League wild-card race and simply can’t afford any more losses with the postseason drawing near. The AL West clubs will do battle on the diamond on Tuesday, where sportsbooks opened the M’s as -153 home faves with a total of 9.5.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Rangers’ last six games as a moneyline underdog of 145 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Mariners’ last six games at home.
  • The Mariners are 6-0 SU in their last six games with one day off between games.

Martin Perez and Mike Leake are the probable starters in this one. Perez (12-11, 4.82 ERA) saw his streak of seven wins in as many starts come to an end against Seattle on Wednesday when the Mariners got to him for three runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.1 innings. The hurler is 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA and 28 hits in four starts against the Mariners this year.

Leake (10-12, 4.01) hasn’t suffered a loss since coming over in a trade from St. Louis last month and outdueled Perez last week. The hurler has recorded 17 strikeouts and two walks over 18.2 innings during that span while allowing only five earned runs.

Overall, the Rangers haven’t enjoyed their trips to the northwest of late. In Texas’ last eight in Seattle, the Rangers are a measly 1-7 SU.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Seattle Mariners were listed as -165 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total line around 9 earlier at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.0-4.1 win for the Mariners on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Seattle Mariners bring a 74-76 record to the battle against the 73-76 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Texas injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Seattle Mariners rated this week at No. 16 and the Texas Rangers sitting at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Texas Rangers rank No. 26 at 8.26 hits per game. That compares with the Seattle Mariners' No. 11 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.76 runs per game on the highway. Seattle, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Angels on Sunday, with Miguel Gonzalez throwing 5 innings of 2-hit ball at Angel Stadium.

The Mariners hope to make more contact than they did in their start against Justin Verlander, who struck out 10 batters while besting Seattle 7-1 on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Texas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Seattle
  • Seattle is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Seattle's last 13 games
  • Seattle is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Seattle, Wednesday, September 20

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