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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners meet at Safeco Field.
The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Yu Darvish in this game. Darvish has a 2-0 record and a 1.98 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Mariners will be Hisashi Iwakuma. The righthander has a 2.57 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.
In their last action, Texas was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Texas at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Seattle has lost 3 straight games.
Texas: 7-3 SU
Seattle: 4-7 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Seattle most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games on the road
Seattle is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games at home
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Seattle home to Texas, Saturday, April 13