Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers 9/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez vs. Andrew Cashner
The Seattle Mariners head to Globe Life Park on Thursday, September 14, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Felix Hernandez for the Mariners and Andrew Cashner for the Rangers.
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The odds for this matchup have Seattle at +100 and Texas at -110. The Mariners have a 69-71-5 over/under mark and a 64-81-0 run line record. The Rangers are 80-64-0 against the run line and have a 66-72-6 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 69-71-5 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 64-81-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 66-72-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 80-64-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
09/12/17 P Felix Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (08/02) - expected to start Thursday vs. Texas Rangers
09/12/17 P James Paxton Pectoral 10-day DL (08/11) - expected to start Friday vs. Houston Astros
09/11/17 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin out for season
09/04/17 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (08/31)
08/23/17 P Tony Zych Elbow 10-day DL (08/20)
06/01/17 P Evan Marshall Hamstring 60-day DL (05/06)
05/14/17 P Ryan Weber Bicep 60-day DL (05/14)
05/10/17 P Hisashi Iwakuma Shoulder 60-day DL (05/07)
04/30/17 P Evan Scribner Elbow 60-day DL (04/26)
04/01/17 P Drew Smyly Arm 60-day DL (03/31)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
09/12/17 CF Carlos Gomez Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Seattle Mariners
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 72-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 69 strikeouts over his 73.2 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 464 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 474 hitters and walked 194 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,245 base hits and 635 earned runs. They have allowed 215 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 452 batters and struck out 1,091. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
As a team Seattle is hitting .258, good for 14th in the league. The Mariners hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Robinson Cano is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 145 hits this season in 518 at bats with 87 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .461 and an OPS+ of 114. Nelson Cruz is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 107 men in 490 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .531. The Mariners have 1,273 hits, including 255 doubles and 168 home runs. Seattle has walked 428 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,128 times as a unit. They have left 968 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 664 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 72-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.19, Andrew Cashner has a 9-9 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 146.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 133 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 417 batters and walked 204 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,266 base knocks and 636 earned runs this season. They have given up 185 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 490 hitters and struck out 987 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .334. He has 127 hits this year along with 93 RBI in 491 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 100. Elvis Andrus is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 175 hits in 572 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .497. The Rangers as a unit have 1,192 base hits, including 233 doubles and 221 homers. Texas has walked 503 times this year and they have struck out on 1,300 occasions. They have had 906 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 741 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -110
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