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Yu Darvish out to silence Mariners bats in MLB contest

Seattle MarinersTexas Rangers
April 19, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Odds

7-10TEAM RECORD9-6

Texas will look to improve on its 9-6 record when take on Seattle, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.

Joe Saunders, with a record of 1-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Mariners, while the Rangers trot Yu Darvish to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2013.

View Seattle vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mariners were listed as +-217 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rangers rated this week at No. 14 and the Mariners sitting at No. 12.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Texas owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the American League at 8 per game. By contrast, the Mariners are rated No. 13 in the same category at 7.6 per game.

Texas owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 8-rated defense.

Seattle was a 2-0 winner in its last match at home against the Tigers. They won as +152 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. Carter Capps chucked 2 shutout innings at the Tigers in their last game, striking out 3 in a 2-0 win against Detroit in baseball action at Safeco Field.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +130 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers were saddled with a loss last time out in Alexi Ogando's start, as they lost 6-2 against Chicago on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mariners at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Texas is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Texas, Saturday, April 20