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The Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Safeco Field.

Travis Blackley will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Lefthander Blackley is 0-0 this season with a 4.50 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Joe Saunders who starts for the Mariners. Lefthander Saunders is 10-12 with a 4.91 ERA so far this season.

Texas was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the White Sox. They lost as -138 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Mariners were a 7-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Texas has lost 2 straight games.
Seattle has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 75-55 SU
Seattle: 59-70 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games on the road
Texas is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Seattle home to Texas, Tuesday, August 27