Rangers vs. Mariners Prediction
Will the Texas Rangers be able to slow down the red-hot Seattle Mariners when the two meet up again tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
10:10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: FSSW (Tex); RTNW (Sea)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Mariners are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -170 to win. Texas is listed with a money line of +150 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 77 percent of the wagers going on Seattle 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.
Rangers can’t find the hitting
The Rangers suffered a 2-1 loss at Seattle on Monday. They have been held to 4 runs or less in four of their last five games. Texas is now 22-34 overall with an 11-15 record on the road. The Rangers are putting up 4.18 runs per game this season while allowing 5.30 per contest.
Austin Bibens-Dirxx is getting the start for the Rangers tonight. He is making just his second start of the season. Bibens-Dirxx had his first start against the Royals last week. He allowed six runs on eight hits over 6.1 innings with six strikeouts and one walk.
Seattle on fire
Seattle won its fourth straight and the Mariners have won nine of their last 10 following Monday’s 2-1 victory. They have heled seven of their last nine opponents to two runs or less. Seattle is now 33-20 overall with a 16-10 record at home. The Mariners are scoring 4.32 runs per game this season while allowing 4.08 per contest.
Felix Hernandez gets the start for the Mariners on Tuesday. King Felix has started 11 games this season and has a 5-4 record with a 5.58 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. He has pitched 61.1 innings this season and has 51 strikeouts with 26 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 1-4 in their last five road games and 1-4 in Bibens-Dirx’ last five starts. Texa is just 2-5 in its last seven road games against a right-handed starter.
The Mariners have won seven straight home games and 17 of their last 22 games against a right-handed starter.
Seattle is on a roll and I can’t pick against them. Their pitching has been dominant during this win streak. While Hernandez hasn’t been great this season, I think he can have a respectable outing against the Rangers, who are struggling at the plate. The Seattle bullpen has been locked in a swell right now.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -170