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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners meet at Safeco Field.

Justin Grimm will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Righthander Grimm is 3-3 this season with a 4.02 ERA.

The Mariners will counter Grimm with Joe Saunders. Lefthander Saunders has a 5.64 ERA to go along with a 3-4 record this season.

In their last action, Texas was a 3-1 winner at home against the Athletics. Bettors on Texas at -114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 7-1 loser as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -184 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Seattle has lost 6 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 30-17 SU
Seattle: 20-27 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Seattle home to Texas, Saturday, May 25