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Baseball odds preview - Seattle vs. Texas

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Aug 8, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Rangers Ballpark on Monday as host Texas battles the Seattle Mariners in baseball odds action.

Matt Harrison gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 9-8 mark. In the other dugout, Charlie Furbush brings a 1-2 ledger to the game for the Mariners as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.

View Seattle vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rangers as -230 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Mariners odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 3 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Seattle is at No. 11 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 3 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Mariners defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, more than the Mariners have managed so far this season (7.6 hits on average).

Seattle brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 8-ranked defense.

Seattle lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Angels on August 7. Bettors who backed the Angels at -123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Mariners starter, Felix Hernandez, was terrific in striking out 12 Los Angeles batters last time out, but Seattle still lost 2-1 on Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -162 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Indians, a 5-3 final on Sunday in support of Colby Lewis at Rangers Ballpark.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 1-9
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Mariners at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Seattle
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Texas is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Texas, Tuesday, August 9