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Rangers face Seattle Mariners: MLB odds preview and stats

Texas RangersSeattle Mariners
Aug 26, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Odds

75-55TEAM RECORD59-70

Texas pays a visit to Seattle on Monday, hoping to shut down the Mariners bats in baseball action at Safeco Field.

The Mariners will rely on Joe Saunders to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Travis Blackley will be his counterpart for the Rangers. Joe Saunders is 10-12 this season, and Travis Blackley is 0-0.

View Texas vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Mariners in this one found them listed as moneyline underdogs of +126 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Mariners) and the No. 2 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 13 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the American League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Mariners have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Rangers have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Seattle has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Texas was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the White Sox. They lost as -138 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Texas looks to rebound from a loss to the White Sox, who beat them 5-2 on Sunday behind a start from John Danks at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Mariners were a 7-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. The Mariners were saddled with a loss last time out in Aaron Harang's start, as they lost 7-1 against Los Angeles on Sunday at Safeco Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rangers at Mariners trends to consider:
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
Texas is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Seattle, Tuesday, August 27