Rangers vs. Mariners Prediction
Despite a big blow to the team on Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners still managed a win at home in 11 innings. Will they be able to hold off the Texas Rangers against at 3:40PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
3:40PM 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 -140 to win. The Rangers are listed with a money line of +130 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game is currently unavailable. 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 suffers another loss
The Rangers broke out of their offensive slump on Tuesday, scoring eight runs, but still managed to suffer a 9-8 loss in 11 innings. Texas is now 16-27 overall and 9-11 on the road. The Rangers are scoring only 3.98 runs per game while allowing 5.42 per contest.
Bartolo Colon gets the start for the Rangers this afternoon. He has started six games and appeared in eight. He is 1-1 with a 3.32 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. Colon has recorded 29 strikeouts with four walks over 43.1 innings of work.
Mariners lose Cano, win two straight
The Mariners managed another 1-run victory on Tuesday despite receiving the news that Robinson Cano is suspended 80 games. It was the first time they have won back-to-back games in weeks. Seattle is now 24-17 overall and 9-8 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.71 runs per game this season while allowing 4.59 per contest.
Christian Bergman makes the start for the Mariners this afternoon. This will be his first start of the 2018 season. He pitched in 13 games last year for Seattle and had a 4-5 record with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are just 1-4 in their last five road games and 2-5 in their last seven games against a right-handed starter.
The Mariners are just 1-6 in their last seven games following a win, but they are also 9-3 in their last 12 games against a right-handed starter.
The Mariners have been the better team, but they have two big question marks today. First, how much will the loss of Cano impact their lineup and second, can Bergman give them much on the mound in his season debut. Eventually the loss of Cano will become an issue. It could be today. Colon has actually been quite competitive on the mound this season and I think he is the pitcher you can trust.
The Pick: Texas Rangers +130