Free MLB Prediction: Rangers vs Mariners
Major League Baseball betting sees the Texas Rangers taking on the Seattle Mariners on Monday September 7 at Safeco Field in Seattle Washington. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Texas Rangers (71-64) vs. Seattle Mariners (66-71)
Date: Monday September 7
Time: 7:10 PM
Venue: Safeco Field-Seattle, WA
MLB Betting Lines: Texas -113, Seattle +103
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
Probable Pitchers: Rangers RH Yovani Gallardo (11-9, 3.27 ERA) vs. Mariners LH Roenis Elias (4-7, 4.35)
The Rangers are currently holding on to that second Wild Card spot in the AL while Seattle is still wondering what went wrong.
This series is a must for the Rangers to maintain their lead.
Texas needs to bounce back in this series after losing two of three against the Angels over the weekend. This team is still a surprise for me but you can’t argue that they are in a good position with just a few weeks of the season remaining.
Against L.A. the offense disappeared. They scored only four runs over three games and got shutout on Sunday. This is the eighth best offense in the Majors, averaging more than 4.3 runs per game, now is a not a good time for the team to go into slump.
Though not the biggest name on the staff Yovani Gallardo has been huge for Texas this season.
He leads the team in ERA and is not fading down the stretch with three of his last five starts scoreless efforts.
Against the Mariners this season he is 1-1, with another one of those scoreless efforts on the road at Safeco. That was all the way back in April though.
The Rangers have won his last four starts and he has been critical over the last month. He might not go deep into the game but he should give them a chance to win.
The Mariners season has been a failure. It has already cost the GM his job and the only thing to really pay attention to down the stretch is whether Nelson Cruz can win another home run title. They do have a chance to play spoiler though with so many division games likes this one to be played.
One of the reasons for the failure has been the pitching not being all that strong including lefty Roenis Elias.
Elias was a pleasant surprise last season as a rookie but has not advanced this season.
One funny thing is that he does not pitch all that well at Safeco, considered one of the better parks to pitch in the Majors.
Due to the fact that he has not been in the Majors all season he has not faced the Rangers this season.
MLB Betting Trends:
- TEX are 8-0 in their last 8 games as a favorite.
- Under is 6-1-1 in TEX last 8 games as a favorite.
- Under is 7-2-1 in TEX last 10 road games.
- Over is 21-4-2 in SEA last 27 home games.
- Over is 15-5-1 in SEA last 21 games as an underdog.
- SEA are 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog.
- TEX are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Texas ML
The Rangers have not been good against Seattle this season but I like them here.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Texas 4 – Seattle 3
This is not the best value on the board but you can back Texas today. I think they will get a good outing from Gallardo and be resilient like they have been all season.
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