Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 17 (7/17): MLB

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 17 (7/17): MLB

Credit: photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 2:35 p.m. EST
Mariners money line -135
Mariners run line -1.5 (+125)
Rangers money line +113
Rangers run line +1.5 (-145)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  Seattle Mariners Texas Rangers
Record 50-42 41-48
Home / road record 27-20 21-25
Last 10 record 10-0 1-9
Streak W13 L5
Over / under record 44-45-2 42-40-7
Runs / game 4.07 4.58
Runs allowed / game 3.79 4.47

 

Preview

The Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners will play the 4th game of the series at the Globe Life Field on Sunday. The Mariners beat the Rangers again 3-2 and lead 3-0 on the series. Logan Gilbert allowed 1 run across 5 innings pitched and JP Crawford produced the winning run in the 10th inning. 

Seattle Mariners

The Mariners get here with a 50-42 record and have won 13 games in a row. 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:

Chris Flexen (6-8, 3.84 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mariners in the 4th game of the series. During Wednesday's matinee game against the Nationals, Flexen won the victory after pitching six innings and giving up just one run on six hits, two walks, and one strikeout. He has a record of 4-0 with an ERA of 2.53 and 22 strikeouts in 5 appearances against the Rangers in his career.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 45-38 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 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 against the Mariners. He leads the pitching staff with a 2.68 ERA, 95 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Rangers.

Probable Pitcher:

Glenn Otto (4-5, 5.50 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rangers in the 4th game of the series. Otto did not factor into the decision after allowing four runs on six hits and one walk in 4.1 innings against Oakland on Tuesday. He has given up 2 runs on 2 hits with 5 walks and 4 strikeouts in 5 innings versus the Mariners in his career. He has been credited with the win.

BETTING TRENDS

Seattle Mariners are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

Seattle Mariners are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas.

Texas Rangers are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Seattle.

The total has gone OVER in 13 of Texas' last 17 games against an opponent in the American League.

Prediction

The Mariners have been unstoppable winning 13 games in a row and are 7-2 against the Rangers this season. For this game they'll send Chris Flexen to the mound who has been great lately allowing only one run in his last 12.2 innings pitched and has dominated the Rangers in his career. The Rangers offense hasn't been bad but they have struggled defensively. They'll send Glenn Otto to the mound who has has struggled this season and the Rangers have lost in his last 4 starts. I'll side with the Mariners again as they're in better shape and are on a hot streak. 

PICK: Mariners ML (-135)

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