Major League Baseball Preview – Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners
The Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners will meet on the field at Safeco Field on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.
The Rangers will trot Derek Holland out to the mound in this one. Left hander Holland has a 3-1 record and a 2.37 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Mariners will be Felix Hernandez. The right hander has a 3.65 ERA to go along with a 16-8 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Mariners listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 6-0 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at 102 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Rangers were a 6-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at 102 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Team record: 73-65
Texas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 6 games
Texas is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 6 games on the road
Team record: 67-73
Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Seattle’s last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Seattle’s last 9 games at home
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
Texas home to Oakland Friday, September 11
Seattle home to Colorado Friday, September 11
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