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Seattle vs. Texas Free MLB Pick & Handicapping Lines Preview 8-17-2015

MLB Prediction:  Mariners vs Rangers

Major League Baseball betting sees the Seattle Mariners taking on the Texas Rangers  on Monday August 17th at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.

Seattle Mariners (55-63) at Texas Rangers (59-57)
Date: Monday August 17th
Time: 8:05 PM
Venue: Globe Life Park-Arlington, Texas
MLB Betting Lines: Seattle Mariners +126, Texas Rangers -137
MLB Betting Total: 7.0/strong>
Probable Pitchers:   Mariners RH Taijuan Walker (8-7, 4.60 ERA) vs. Rangers LH Cole Hamels (6-8, 3.86))

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The Rangers made a statement at the trade deadline when they traded away 6 players for Phillies ace Cole Hamels. For the time being, that hasn’t worked out as Hamels battles back from a groin injury and tries to grab his first win in a Rangers’ uniform.

For the Mariners, they haven’t had much success this season overall, but they’ve done a nice job against the Rangers. Seattle has taken 7 of the 9 meetings in 2015.

Seattle will go with RH Taijuan Walker in the series opener. The Rangers will counter with prized trading piece Cole Hamels.

Seattle Mariners

Seattle had high hopes heading into this season when they signed some solid free agents to solidify their lineup and rotation. However, those signings haven’t worked out and the Mariners are now in a spoiler position as the final month and half approaches.

They’ll have their chance starting Monday as they look to ruin the Rangers’ playoff chances once again.

Seattle took 2 of 3 back on August 7th-9th and have taken 7 of 9 against the Rangers as mentioned before.

GTBets

Trying to push that to 8 of 11, RH Taijuan Walker will try to continue his unbeaten streak. Walker is unbeaten over his last 5 outings, but is just 1-0 in those outings.

Dating back to June 10th, Walker has won 6 of his last 7 decisions and has just a 2.42 ERA over his last turns.

He defeated the Rangers back on April 27th as he allowed 1 unearned run in a 3-1 victory.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers recent surge has gotten them into striking position in both the AL West and AL Wild Card. Texas swept the Rays over the weekend and have won 4 straight overall as they find themselves just 4.0 games out of the AL West and 1 game back of the AL Wild Card.

If they can get the same Cole Hamels that the Phillies had for the first part of the season, the Rangers are in a potential position to make a legit run at the division.

Hamels was dominant with the Phillies, but since being traded has been knocked around and is now battling through a groin injury. He has been cleared to go at 100% and will start on Monday.

Hamels last start came back on August 7th against the Mariners where he allowed 4 runs. Three of those runs came on solo home runs as Hamels had trouble keeping his pitches down.

Hamels first start came back against the Giants as he was rocked for 5 runs over 7.2 innings. In his career against the Mariners, Hamels is 1-2 with an ERA of 4.67.

  • Mariners are 2-5 in their last 7 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5..
  • Mariners are 1-5 in their last 6 Monday games.
  • Mariners are 17-35 in their last 52 games following a win..
  • Rangers are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games.
  • Rangers are 5-0 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter.

4* MLB Betting Prediction: Texas ML

Texas is hot right now. Winners of 7 in a row at home and 4 overall, they are putting themselves in a nice position.

MLB Baseball Score Prediction: Texas 7- Seattle 4

Hamels labors here, but still does enough to get his first win in a Rangers’ uniform.

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