Predictions on Mariners vs. Rangers Weekend MLB Action!
The Texas Rangers continue their back and forth neck and neck race with the Oakland A’s for first place in the American League West Division as well as for the AL wild card but have not been an impressive home betting value. The rebuilding Seattle Mariners have been unable to sustain momentum or profits this season. The Texas Rangers will host the Seattle Mariners in weekend MLB action at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Friday’s game is at 8 PM ET with probable starters Hisashi Iwakuma of the Mariners and Derek Holland of Texas. Saturday’s game is at 8 PM ET with probables Felix Hernandez of Seattle and Martin Perez of Texas. Sunday’s game is at 3 PM ET with probables Erasmo Ramirez of Seattle and Yu Darvish of Texas.
The Mariners were 55-63 -690 and had a road record of 24-31 -48 with MLB Picks. Seattle was 57-61 -658 with the run line. Seattle went under the total in just 23 out of 55 road games. The Mariners ranked 18th for run production although they were an impressive 4th for team home runs. They ranked 25th for staff ERA. Iwakuma was 10-6 with a 3.02 ERA. Hernandez was 12-5 with a 2.28 ERA. Ramirez is 4-0 with a 7.06 ERA. Seattle was 16th for quality starts.
Texas Size Overlays
The Rangers were 69-51 +361 overall but were not a good home value at 33-25 -542. The Rangers were also a poor run line team at 55-65 -940. Texas went over the total in just 17 out of 58 home games. The Rangers ranked 12th for run production, 6th for home runs, and 9th for staff ERA but 22nd for quality starts. Holland is 9-6 with a 3.07 ERA. Perez was 5-3 with a 3.44 ERA. Darvish was 12-5 with a 2.64 ERA.
Matchup and Pick
This is a tough one as the teams are not in their best spots and the totals go the opposite way for each team as well. But current form says Texas is the way to play it!
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