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2021 MLB Handicapping
(64-56) Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers (42-77)
Date: Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Projected Pitchers: Chris Flexen (SEA) vs. Spencer Howard (TX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mariners -135 Rangers +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mariners -1.5, Rangers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Mariners will be in Texas to take on the Rangers for game 3 of the series Thursday at 2:05 ET. Game 2 is Wednesday at 8:05 ET.
Chris Flexen is going for the Mariners and Spencer Howard gets the ball for the Rangers.
Seattle won game 1 of the series on Tuesday by a score of 3-1.
The Mariners have definitely exceeded expectations thus far. Not many people had them being a competitive team.
With a record of 64-56 they are in 3rd place of the American League West. The Astros lead them by 6.5 games.
Before this series, the Mariners took 2 out of 3 games from the Blue Jays. In that series, Seattle scored 15 runs and allowed 13 runs.
Tyler Anderson went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Tuesday.
Chris Flexen has been solid this year. He is 10-5 with an ERA of 3.78. His last start was against the Blue Jays where he went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Seattle won that game 3-2.
Overall, pitching has not been great for this team. They hold an ERA of 4.29 which is 15th best in the majors.
Offense has been the best part of their game. They are scoring 4.17 runs per game.
Seattle has hit 149 home runs which is 12th best in the game.
The Rangers have had a very bad season. I cannot say that I am surprised.
This club is in last place of the American League West with a record of 42-77. They are out of 1st place by 28 games.
Before this series, Texas took 2 out of 3 games from the Athletics. In that series, the Rangers scored 18 runs and allowed 18 runs.
Taylor Hearn went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Tuesday.
Spencer Howard is 0-3 with a 5.61 ERA. His last start was against the Mariners where he went 3 innings and did not allow an earned run.
Pitching has not been good for this team so far. They have an ERA of 4.70 which is 25th best in the game.
Offensively, they have also struggled. The team is only scoring 3.75 runs per game which is 29th best in the majors.
Texas has hit 130 home runs which is 24th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mariners are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.
- Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass.
- Mariners are 10-4 in their last 14 Thursday games.
- Rangers are 17-35 in their last 52 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 18-37 in their last 55 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rangers are 16-36 in their last 52 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Rangers are 20-50 in their last 70 games.
Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
Every game right now for the Mariners is so important. They cannot afford to lose to the Rangers.
Seattle is the better team and I feel they will take care of business against a bad Texas squad.
Flexen is the better pitcher and I look for him to have another solid outing and for the Mariners to hit around Howard.
I like the Mariners on the moneyline.
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