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MLB betting line favors Rangers over Mariners

Texas RangersSeattle Mariners
Sep 21, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Odds

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The Seattle Mariners battle the visiting Texas Rangers on Friday in MLB betting action at Safeco Field.

Hisashi Iwakuma gets the call for the Seattle Mariners and he will try to build on a 5-4 mark. In the other dugout, Martin Perez brings a 1-1 ledger to the game for the Rangers as he tries to quiet the Mariners bats.

View Texas vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mariners were listed as +115 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mariners at No. 11 in the American League and the Rangers at No. 2 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Seattle's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.1 runs per game in the league. The Mariners have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (9.5 per nine innings).

Seattle owns the American League's No. 3 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 8-rated defense.

In their last action, Texas was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Texas at +133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Zack Greinke and the Angels 3-1 on Thursday at Angel Stadium.

Seattle was a 3-1 loser in its last match at home against the Orioles. They lost as -148 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Seattle lost in extra innings against the Orioles on Wednesday as Baltimore edged them 3-1 at Safeco Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rangers at Mariners trends to consider:
Texas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
Seattle is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Texas
Seattle is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Seattle, Saturday, September 22