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Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners meet at Safeco Field.

right hander Nick Tepesch will take the mound for the Rangers to start this game. Tepesch is 2-2 this season with a 4.91 ERA.

Starting this game for the Mariners will be Felix Hernandez. The right hander has a 2.39 ERA to go along with a 8-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Mariners as -210-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total opened at 7

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Yankees at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at +106 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Texas was a 6-0 winner in its last match at home against the Marlins. They won as -248 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Texas:
Team record: 32-34
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas's last 9 games
Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas's last 12 games on the road

Seattle:
Team record: 34-32
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Seattle is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Seattle Saturday, June 14