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Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Preview

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

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Odds

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The Mariners get a visit from the Texas Rangers in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Seattle sends Felix Hernandez out against Yu Darvish for the Rangers in this game. Hernandez is 3-3 with a 3.02 ERA on the season, while Darvish is 6-1 on the year and has a 2.60 ERA.

View Texas vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mariners as +120 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 6.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 11-ranked Mariners and the American League No. 1-rated Rangers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 3.6 runs allowed per game. The Mariners have been averaging 8 hits per game, less than the Rangers have managed so far this season (10.5 hits on average).

Seattle owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 1-rated defense.

Texas won its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Astros on May 20. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -162 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Texas rolled to a 6-1 win against Houston on Sunday, as Colby Lewis and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

The Mariners were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +127 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Seattle looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 6-4 final on Sunday in support of Blake Beavan at Coors Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Rangers at Mariners trends to consider:
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Seattle
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Seattle's last 23 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Seattle, Tuesday, May 22