Mariners vs. Rangers Prediction
Two teams trying to get to the .500 mark battle it out tonight when the Texas Rangers host the Seattle Mariners at 8:05PM ET. Who has the edge in this game?
965 Seattle Mariners vs. 966 Texas Rangers
Monday, May 20, 2019
8:05PM ET – Globe Life Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -145 to win. The Mariners are getting odds of +135 to win. The over/under total is listed at 11 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 65 percent going on the Rangers 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.
Mariners trying to get on track
Seattle is coming off a 7-4 win over the Twins at home on Sunday, but they are just 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Mariners are 23-26 on the season, 13-12 on the road and 33-14 with the over. Seattle has Mike Leake on the mound tonight. He is 3-4 on the season with a 4.00 ERA.
The Mariners have struggled defensively, as they lead the league in errors and have a 5.08 ERA with a 1.45 WHIP as a pitching staff. Offensively, Seattle is putting up 5.27 runs per game while hitting .242. They do lead the league in home runs with 90. Edwin Encarnacion is leading the team with 13 home runs and 33 RBI while Ryon Healy has 16 doubles, seven home runs and 25 RBI.
Rangers hitting up
Texas has won four of its last five games following a 5-4 win at home over the Cardinals on Sunday. The Rangers are 21-23 overall, 14-8 at home and 25-18 with the over. Texas has Mike Minor taking the mound tonight. He is 4-3 on the season with a 2.61 ERA.
The Rangers have the top offense in the majors, putting up 5.77 runs per game while hitting .255. On the mound, Texas has a 5.16 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP as a staff. Joey Gallo is leading the team with 10 doubles, 13 home runs and 32 RBI while Hunter Pence has eight home runs and 28 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mariners are 8-1 in their last nine road games against a team with a losing record and 14-6 in their last 20 AL West games.
The Rangers have lost four straight division games and eight of their last nine series openers.
Both teams are built pretty similar. They have great hitting and questionable defense. Leake has struggled against the Rangers already, giving up nine runs in five innings back on April 27. Minor struck out 13 Mariners on the same night, allowing just one run over seven innings. I think Minor is more likely to have the better outing at home and his hitters can certainly provide run support for him.
MLB Prediction: Texas Rangers -145