Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 15 (7/15): MLB

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 15 (7/15): MLB

Credit: photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:05 p.m. EST
Mariners money line -180
Mariners run line -1.5 (-115)
Rangers money line +148
Rangers run line +1.5 (-105)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Seattle Mariners Texas Rangers
Record 48-42 41-46
Home / road record 25-20 21-23
Last 10 record 10-0 3-7
Streak W11 L3
Over / under record 43-44-2 41-39-7
Runs / game 4.07 4.58
Runs allowed / game 3.79 4.47

 

Preview

The Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners will play the 2nd game of the series at the Globe Life Field on Friday night. The Mariners won their 11 straight game after beating the Rangers 6-5 in the first game of the series.  Ty France hit a two-run single in the eighth inning as the Seattle Mariners rallied from a four-run deficit and beat the Texas Rangers.

Seattle Mariners

The Mariners get here with a 48-42 record and have won 10 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.07 runs per game. They're batting for .234 AVG, 362 runs scored in 694 hits and 98 home runs, ranking #24 in offense in the league, behind the Baltimore Orioles. Ty France Eugenio Suarez leads with 47 RBI and 16 home runs and batting for .240 avg. Ty France has the best batting average with .302.

Defensively are allowing 3.79 runs per game, ranking #4 in the league. Logan Gilbert leads the team with 10 wins and pitching for a 2.80 ERA and 100 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher:

Robbie Ray (7-6, 3.51 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mariners in the 2nd game of the series. Ray allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out six batters over six innings against the Blue Jays on Saturday. He did not factor in the decision. He has a record of 4-1 with an ERA of 4.05 and 40 strikeouts in 7 appearances versus the Rangers in his career.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 45-36 record and have won 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.58 runs per game and they're batting for .239 AVG, have 394 runs scored in 699 hits and 114 home runs, ranking #9 in offense in the league behind the Toronto Blue Jays. Adolis Garcia leads with 51 RBI and 15 home runs while Corey Seager has 21 homers and 48 RBI.

Defensively as they are allowing 4.47 runs per game and rank #21 in the league. Martin Perez allowed one run on three hits, and matched a career high with nine strikeouts before being pulled after five innings and 102 pitches. He leads the pitching staff with a 2.68 ERA, 95 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Rangers.

Probable Pitcher:

Matt Bush (2-1, 3.64 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rangers in the 2nd game of the series. Bush has yet to complete more than one inning this season, so he will not pitch beyond the first inning on Friday. He has been effective in the bullpen, though, with a 3.64 ERA, and 1.15 WHIP over 29.2 innings.

BETTING TRENDS

Seattle Mariners are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Seattle Mariners are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 8 games at home.

Prediction

The Mariners have been unstoppable winning 11 games in a row and are 5-2 against the Rangers this season. For this game they'll send Robbie Ray to the mound who has been insane lately allowing no more than 1 run per game in his last 6 starts and held the Rangers to only 2 runs across 6 innings earlier this season. The Rangers offense continue to respond but they should be dominated again by Ray. They'll try to stop the Mariners with a bullpen day but I don't think that will work. I'll take the Mariners again.

PICK: Mariners -1.5 (-115)

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