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Rangers are a Money Bet with Hamels on the Mound

The Texas Rangers will look to put the struggling Seattle Mariners out of their misery today in Seattle and they’re sending the right man to the mound to do it. A 1-7 slide in their last eight games has the Mariners falling out of the playoff race, and they’ll be in tough vs Cole Hamels as the Rangers have won 13 of his last 16 starts.

Shark Bites
  • Carlos Beltran has a career .545 AVG in 11 at-bats vs Felix Hernandez.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Mariners' last 10 games with Hernandez as the starter.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games.

Hamels has been a dramatically better pitcher on the road this season, posting a 9-2 record with a 1.91 ERA vs 5-2 with a 4.10 ERA at home. However, he struggled vs the Mariners last week at home, where he lasted just 4.1 innings and allowed six runs. The Rangers are 10-4 in Hamels’ road starts this season.

King Felix Hernandez gets the ball for the Mariners, but he looked more like a court jester last week vs this Rangers lineup when he allowed six runs and four walks in just four innings of work. Prior to that bump in the road, he was on fire as he allowed two or fewer runs in four of his last five starts with Seattle winning seven of the last eight games that he started in. He’s struggled in two starts vs the Rangers this season, going 0-2 with a 6.30 ERA.

Two aces on the mound usually means a low total, and that’s the case for this one as the game opened with a total of 7.5 runs. The Rangers have been cashing lots of OVERs lately, doing so in five straight games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Seattle Mariners as -102 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 7.4-4.0 win for the Rangers on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

69-67 Seattle battles the Rangers, currently with a 82-55 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Texas injuries news.

The Seattle Mariners sit at No. 26 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Texas Rangers sit at No. 9 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Seattle Mariners and its No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 4.61 runs per nine innings, against the No. 7 line up of the Texas Rangers at 4.84 runs per outing.

Defensively, Texas features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.44 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4.52 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 7-6 on Sunday behind a start from C McHugh at Globe Life Park.

Seattle didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Los Angeles on Sunday at Safeco Field.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Seattle, Tuesday, September 6th