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Ross To Make Rangers Debut Friday

Tyson Ross will take a major league mound for the first time since Opening Day 2016 when he makes his Texas Rangers debut Friday. Ross, who spent almost the entirety of last season on the DL following shoulder surgery, had four rehab starts in Triple-A Round Rock where he posted a 7.71 ERA with 11 strikeouts to 11 walks. The Rangers are hoping Ross can return to his pre-injury form when he takes on the Seattle Mariners in Arlington in his debut.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the Rangers' last 18 games when opening a series.
  • The Mariners are 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on the road against the Rangers.
  • The Rangers are 6-1 SU and ATS in their last 7 games as underdog.

Opposing Ross will be James Paxton, who has not been in peak form since his own stint on the DL. Paxton was easily the Mariners best pitcher before finding himself sidelined in the beginning of May but has since posted a 4.40 ERA in three starts and is coming off his shortest outing of the season. The lefty has been great on the road though allowing less than a hit per inning and no home runs in three starts away from Safeco.

The Rangers saw their five-game winning streak snapped in their last outing, but their defense has been stellar aside from that loss. Texas had held their opponents to three runs or fewer in every game during their streak. The Mariners have been wildly inconsistent as of late with the team going 3-5 in their past eight including an embarrassing 20-7 loss to Minnesota.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 130 for the Texas Rangers in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 9.5 at 5Dimes.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.0-4.8 win for the Rangers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

32-33 Texas battles the Mariners, currently with a 33-35 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Seattle injuries news.

This game puts the Texas Rangers, most recently No. 26 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Seattle Mariners, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas Rangers No. 15 ranked offense (4.74 runs per game) against a Seattle Mariners defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 20 at 4.81 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 8.09 hits per game, less than the Seattle Mariners have managed so far this season (9.04 hits on average).

Defensively, Seattle features the No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.43 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 5.19 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seattle looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 6-2 on Thursday behind a start from Jose Berrios at Target Field.

Texas was scored on plenty on Wednesday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 13-2 loss to Houston.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Seattle is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games
  • Texas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games
  • Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle at Texas, Saturday, June 17th

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