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MLB Betting Line Favors the Texas Rangers over the Seattle Mariners

The Texas Rangers host Seattle on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 79-67 mark against the 71-76 Mariners in MLB betting odds action at Globe Life Park.

It's a pitching duel between Yovani Gallardo for the Texas Rangers (12-10 on the year) and James Paxton for Seattle Mariners (3-4 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Texas Rangers were listed as -169 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.1-5 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

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 79-67 heading into this matchup, while the Seattle Mariners sit at 71-76 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Seattle injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Texas Rangers at No. 7 and the Seattle Mariners at No. 3 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 4-rated offense, averaging 4.49 runs per game, against a Seattle Mariners defense that ranks No. 21 at 4.46 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.68 hits per game so far, more than Seattle Mariners batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Seattle brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers's No. 24-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seattle got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday at Safeco Field behind starter H Iwakuma.

Texas rolled to a 8-2 win against Houston on Thursday, as C Lewis and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Seattle's last 8 games on the road
  • Seattle is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Texas
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle at Texas, Saturday, September 19th