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Perez Aiming to Match Rangers Record for Most Consecutive Wins

Texas Rangers pitcher Martin Perez has been pitching out of his mind of late and can match the franchise record by winning his eighth consecutive start when the Rangers do battle with the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Mariners’ last eight games against their division.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Rangers’ last nine games after a loss.
  • The Mariners are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games on the road against the Rangers.

MyBookie opened the M’s as -108 road faves with a total of 11.

Perez (12-10, 4.81 ERA) still owns a relatively high ERA despite the aforementioned winning streak, as opposing batters are sporting a lofty .306 batting average against him in 2017. The 26-year-old has become one of three pitchers in franchise history to win at least six straight outings. Perez is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in three turns against Seattle this year.

Countering for the Mariners is Mike Leake (9-12, 4.10). Leake is making his third start for the M’s since being acquired from St. Louis and won both of his first two outings. The hurler is 0-1 with a 2.33 ERA in three career starts vs the Rangers.

The Mariners haven’t exactly been road warriors of late. In Seattle’s last seven away from home, they’re a brutal 1-6 SU.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Texas Rangers as 100 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The OVER/UNDER was hovering near 11 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.6-4.8 victory 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

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 72-72 heading into this matchup, while the Seattle Mariners sit at 72-73 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Seattle injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Rangers rated this week at No. 14 and the Seattle Mariners sitting at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits the Texas Rangers' No. 4-rated offense, averaging 5.17 runs per game, against a Seattle Mariners defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.76 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 8.36 hits per game so far, less than Mariners batters have averaged on the year (8.88 hits per game).

Defensively, Seattle features the No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.19 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 5.85 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mariners grabbed a win last time out, defeating Miguel Gonzalez and the Rangers 10-3 on Tuesday at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games
  • Seattle is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games on the road
  • Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

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