Mariners vs Rangers Prediction MLB Picks for Today 5/9

Mariners vs Rangers Prediction MLB Picks for Today 5/9

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MLB Picks Experts: Rangers vs Mariners (May 9, 2023) Pregame

The Texas Rangers (20-13, 8-7 away) are heading to T-Mobile Park to face off against the Seattle Mariners (17-17, 9-10 home) for a thrilling MLB matchup on May 9, 2023. The game is set to start at 9:40 PM ET, and it promises to be an exciting encounter full of fascinating moments. As the game approaches, MLB Picks Experts are offering their insights and predictions for this matchup. Some rely on MLB Picks Computer to forecast the outcome, while others are using their expertise to provide predictions. Regardless of the approach, everyone is eager to share their thoughts. Stay tuned as we bring you the best MLB Picks, MLB Picks and Parlay, MLB Predictions, and MLB Picks with Spread for today's game. Don't miss out on the action and take advantage of these MLB Picks experts' picks today.

 

Pitching Analysis 

The pitching matchup for the Rangers vs Mariners game on May 9, 2023, features left-hander Andrew Heaney for the Rangers facing off against right-hander George Kirby for the Mariners. Heaney has a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 5.52 and a WHIP of 1.30, while Kirby has a record of 3-2 with an ERA of 3.11 and a WHIP of 0.98. Based on recent performances and statistical analysis, MLB picks experts and MLB picks computer predictions give a slight edge to Kirby and the Mariners. The consensus pick is currently in favor of the Mariners, with the moneyline at -165 and the run line at -1.5. The over/under for the game is set at 8. However, it should be noted that the Rangers have a strong overall record of 20-13 and have performed well as underdogs this season with a record of 10-4. The Rangers also have a potent offense led by Adolis Garcia and a solid defense, which could help to keep the game close and potentially lead to an upset victory. In terms of MLB picks and parlay opportunities, bettors may want to consider taking the Rangers with the spread to cover or potentially even win the game outright, depending on their risk tolerance and confidence in the team's ability to execute. Overall, the pitching analysis and MLB picks suggest a competitive game between the Rangers and Mariners, with slight favoritism towards the home team. Bettors should do their due diligence and consider all factors before making any bets on the game.

Hitting Analysis

Based on current analysis, the Rangers have a slight edge over the Mariners in terms of hitting. The Rangers boast some of the league's top batting leaders, including Adolis Garcia with 9 home runs and 36 RBIs, and Jonah Heim with a .313 batting average, .384 OBP, and .566 SLG. Meanwhile, the Mariners have struggled at the plate with Eugenio Suarez as their top RBI leader with just 19 RBI and a .240 AVG. In terms of team statistics, the Rangers have a higher overall win percentage and run differential, as well as higher rankings in offensive categories such as runs per game and total bases per game. However, the Mariners may have an advantage in terms of pitching and defense, with a lower ERA and fewer errors per game compared to the Rangers. Ultimately, the Rangers are favored to win the game based on current analytics and MLB picks by experts. However, as the saying goes, "anything can happen in baseball," and the Mariners may surprise with a strong performance on May 9th.

 

Injury Report

As the Texas Rangers take on the Seattle Mariners on May 9, 2023, both teams are dealing with some injuries to key players. For the Rangers, catcher Mitch Garver is currently on the 10-day IL with an undisclosed injury, while starting pitcher Justin Slaten is listed as day-to-day. Travis Jankowski, a left fielder, is also day-to-day with an injury. Meanwhile, the Mariners have placed relief pitcher Penn Murfee on the 15-day IL due to fractures around his eye. Shortstop J.P. Crawford is also day-to-day after suffering an injury in a recent game. These injuries could potentially impact both team's performances and could influence MLB picks and predictions from experts and computer algorithms. Therefore, it is important for MLB today experts to stay up-to-date with the latest injury reports when making their MLB picks and predictions.

Player Team Position Injury Status
Mitch Garver Texas Rangers C 10-day IL (May 6)
Justin Slaten Texas Rangers SP day-to-day (May 7)
Travis Jankowski Texas Rangers LF day-to-day (May 8)
Corey Seager Texas Rangers SS 10-day IL (May 8)
Penn Murfee Seattle Mariners RP 15-day IL (May 6)
J.P. Crawford Seattle Mariners SS day-to-day (May 8)

 

Prediction

The analytics give the Mariners a slight edge, with a 50.9% chance of winning, while pick centers are divided. However, today's MLB picks and predictions suggest that the underdog Rangers have a good chance of winning. Our MLB experts pick the Rangers to win, based on their recent run line performance, underdog record, and overall team statistics. The Rangers have an impressive run differential of +85.0 and a batting average of .269, ranking them at the top of the American League West standings. They also have a strong defensive game, with a low opponent slugging percentage of .366. On the other hand, the Mariners have been struggling with injuries and a lack of consistency in their offensive game. While they have a solid home record of 9-10, they have been struggling to put up runs and have a lower batting average of .226. Therefore, our pick for this matchup is the Texas Rangers. We recommend betting on the Rangers with a run line of +1.5.

 

Pick: Rangers +1.5

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