Rangers vs. Mariners Prediction
Will the Seattle Mariners avoid being upset at home when they host the Texas Rangers tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
10:10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: RTNW; FSSW
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Mariners are favored in this game, as they are getting odds of -130 to win. The Rangers are listed with a money line of +120 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting currently has 64 percent of the wagers going on the Mariners at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Texas struggling on offense
The Rangers have dropped two straight to Houston coming into this series and have been held to just one run in their last three. Texas is now 16-26 overall and 9-10 on the road. The Rangers are scoring only 3.88 runs per game while allowing 5.33 per contest.
Mike Minor gets the start for the Rangers tonight. He is 3-2 through seven starts with a 4.73 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 40 innings this season and has 32 strikeouts with nine walks.
Mariners can’t win consistently
The Mariners are coming off a 1-0 win at Minnesota on Monday, but they have alternated wins and losses over their last 13 games. Seattle is now 23-17 overall and 8-8 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.60 runs per game this season while allowing 4.50 per contest.
Mike Leake gets the start for the Mariners on Tuesday night. Leake has started in eight games and he has a 4-3 record with a 5.72 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 45.2 innings and has a total of 32 strikeouts with 16 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 2-5 in their last seven road games and 1-5 in their last six games against a winning team.
The Mariners have won six of their last seven Tuesday games and seven of their last 10 series openers.
Eventually Seattle has to kick that trend of a win and then a loss. I think it will happen tonight as the Rangers aren’t a team that has a lot to offer and Minor isn’t a dominating pitcher that will overwhelm the Mariners. Leake certainly isn’t dominant either, but he has the better lineup behind him and he’s facing a team that hasn’t scored more than a run in their last three games.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -130