Rangers vs. Mariners Prediction
After a long win streak, the Mariners have now dropped two straight to the Texas Rangers. Can they avoid another loss when they meet up tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 31, 2018
10:10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: FSSW (Tex); RTNW (Sea)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Mariners are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -155 to win. Texas is listed with a money line of +145 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 73 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 make it two straight
The Rangers have shocked the Mariners the last two nights, picking up 9-5 and 7-6 victories in Seattle. Texas is now 24-34 overall with an 13-15 record on the road. The Rangers are putting up 4.31 runs per game this season while allowing 5.31 per contest.
Mike Minor gets the start for the Rangers tonight. He is making his 11th start of the season and he has a 4-3 record with a 5.63 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. Minor has recorded 50 strikeouts with 12 walks over 54.1 innings of work.
Seattle stumbles again
The Mariners were one of the hottest teams in baseball, but have allowed 16 runs over the last two games with the Rangers. Seattle is now 33-22 overall with a 16-12 record at home. The Mariners are scoring 4.36 runs per game this season while allowing 4.22 per contest.
Wade LeBlanc makes his sixth start for the Mariners on Thursday night. He has yet to record a decision through 10 appearances this year and has a 2.70 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP. LeBlanc has pitched 40.0 innings and has 31 strikeouts with seven walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 4-1 in their last five games against a team with a winning record but just 7-18 in their last 25 games following a win.
The Mariners have won 10 of their last 12 games following a loss and seven of their last nine at home. They also have won LeBlanc’s last nine home starts.
Seattle has slipped up the last two nights, but losing streaks haven’t been a thing for the Mariners for the most part over the last handful of weeks. I feel that they should snap out of it tonight as Minor has struggled to keep runs off the scoreboard. LeBlanc has looked good in his starting role and he could give Seattle the start they need to slow down Texas.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -155