Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers Odds - Free MLB Baseball Pick

September 13, 8:05 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Mariners -108 / Rangers -102

On the Wednesday MLB card, it’s the 72-73 Seattle Mariners versus the 72-72 Texas Rangers in the 3rd game of a four-game set in Globe Life Park in Arlington in Arlington, Texas tonight. The first pitch at Globe Life Park is scheduled to be thrown at 8:05 PM ET.

In Game 2 of this series yesterday, the Mariners blasted the Rangers 10-3. In the game, the Mariners scored seven runs in the first three innings finishing the night with 10 runs on 15 hits while 10 runs and the Rangers scored three runs on 10 hits.

This season the Mariners rank 15th in the Majors in runs scored and 15th in team ERA.

The Rangers rank 4th in the Majors in runs scored and 17th in team ERA.

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Pitching Match Up

Seattle: Mike Leake (2-0, 2.77 ERA)
Texas: Martin Perez (12-10, 4.81 ERA)

Mike Leake goes for the Mariners tonight and in his last outing he gave up two earned runs in six innings in a 4-3 win over the L.A. Angels. The Mariners have won his first two starts for them after coming over in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals and in the two starts he has gone 13 innings and given up four earned runs. In three career starts against the Rangers Leake is 0-1 with an ERA of 2.33 and in two starts facing them in Texas he is 0-1 with an ERA of 2.03. His new surroundings have been good to him, as in his last four starts for the Cardinals he gave up 22 earned runs in 19 innings of work.

Martin Perez gets the starting nod for the Rangers and he gave up two earned runs in five innings in his last outing, which was an 11-5 win over the New York Yankees. The Rangers have won his last seven starts where he has only given up more than three earned runs once and has been given a ton of run support. In three starts against the Mariners this season Perez is 1-1 with an ERA of 3.86 and in 15 career appearances, including 13 starts, against them he is 6-3 with an ERA of 3.30. Texas has won five of his last six home starts against the Mariners. Texas is 4-0 in Perez’s last four home starts and they are 20-7 in his last 27 home starts against a team with a losing record.

Betting Angles

The Mariners are 11-5 in their last 16 games against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 10-4 in their last 14 home games against the Rangers.

In the last 16 games between these teams in Texas the Over record is 11-5.

This season the Rangers are 39-33 at home and the Mariners are 33-37 on the road.

Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Records

Seattle Mariners: 72-73 SU / O/U 69-71 / Run Line W/L 64-81
Texas Rangers: 72-72 SU / O/U 67-71 / Run Line W/L 80-64

Seattle at Texas Key Betting Trends

  • SEA is 1-6 in their last 7 road games
  • SEA is 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30
  • SEA has an Under record of 6-2 in their last 8 games
  • TEX is 1-4 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter
  • TEX is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss
  • TEX has an Over record of 7-2-2 in their last 11 games

Key Player Injuries

[RF] 09/11/2017 - Jarrod Dyson out for season ( Groin )
[P] 09/12/2017 - Felix Hernandez 10-day DL (08/02) - expected to start Thursday vs. Texas Rangers ( Shoulder )
[P] 09/12/2017 - James Paxton 10-day DL (08/11) - expected to start Friday vs. Houston Astros ( Pectoral )
[P] 08/23/2017 - Tony Zych 10-day DL (08/20) ( Elbow )
[P] 09/04/2017 - David Phelps 60-day DL (08/31) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/30/2017 - Evan Scribner 60-day DL (04/26) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/01/2017 - Drew Smyly 60-day DL (03/31) ( Arm )
[P] 06/01/2017 - Evan Marshall 60-day DL (05/06) ( Hamstring )
[P] 05/14/2017 - Ryan Weber 60-day DL (05/14) ( Bicep )
[P] 05/10/2017 - Hisashi Iwakuma 60-day DL (05/07) ( Shoulder )

[SS] 04/03/2017 - Hanser Alberto 60-day DL (03/30) ( Shoulder )
[CF] 09/12/2017 - Carlos Gomez "?" Wednesday vs. Seattle Mariners ( Ankle )
[3B] 09/01/2017 - Adrian Beltre 10-day DL (09/01) ( Hamstring )

Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Prediction

The Mariners had lost two in a row before winning yesterday against the Rangers. They had only totaled four runs in the two losses before scoring 10 against Texas in Game 2 of this division series. Seattle is chasing the Wild Card 3.5 games out of the 2nd spot and they are out of the AL West race. The Rangers have lost three of their last four games and with their loss to the Mariners yesterday they fell to .500. They are also chasing the Wild Card three games out. The Rangers have given up double-digits in runs in two of their last three games. Leake has been solid in his first two starts for the Mariners and I look for him to have a good start tonight. Perez has been given a lot of run support and Texas is 7-0 in his last seven starts even though opposing batters are hitting over .300 against him this season. He will not get a lot of support in this game and get roughed up and the Mariners will take this game.

Free Pick: 
Take the Mariners -108