Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. James Paxton
The Texas Rangers visit Safeco Field on Saturday, April 15, 2017 to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Andrew Cashner for the Rangers and James Paxton for the Mariners.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at -133 and Seattle at +123. The Rangers have a 6-3-0 over/under record and a 6-3-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 4-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 6-3-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 4-6-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Tyson Ross Undisclosed 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 3B Adrian Beltre Calf 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Andrew Cashner Bicep 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL
04/01/17 P Tanner Schepper Abdominal 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 C Brett Nicholas Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (2/14)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
04/12/17 SS Jean Segura Hamstring 10-day DL (4/11)
04/03/17 P Rob Whalen Undisclosed 10-day DL (3/31)
04/03/17 P Shae Simmons Elbow 10-day DL (3/31)
04/03/17 SS Shawn O'Malley Appendix 10-day DL (3/31)
04/01/17 P Drew Smyly Arm 10-day DL (3/31)
03/31/17 P Steve Cishek Hip 10-day DL (3/31)
03/31/17 P Tony Zych Bicep 10-day DL (3/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 4-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.00. He has 0 strikeouts over his 0 innings pitched and he's given up 0 hits. He allows 0 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.35 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 25 hitters and walked 8 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 74 base hits and 39 earned runs. They have allowed 12 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 33 batters and struck out 71. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.49.
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As a team Texas is hitting .240, good for 15th in the league. The Rangers hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .368 with an on-base percentage of .415. He has 14 hits this season in 38 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .658 and an OPS+ of 195. Rougned Odor is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .289. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 36 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .583. The Rangers have 74 hits, including 11 doubles and 18 home runs. Texas has walked 28 times so far this season and they have struck out 82 times as a unit. They have left 49 men on base and have a team OPS of .785. They score 6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 54 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 2-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, James Paxton has a 1-0 record and a 0.69 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 6 hits. He allows 4.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.71 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .341 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 28 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 10.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 101 base knocks and 49 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 32 hitters and struck out 72 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .209, good for 28th in the league. The Mariners hold a .323 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .353. He has 10 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 32 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .406 with an OPS+ of 118. Kyle Seager is hitting .212 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 7 hits in 33 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 77 and a slugging percentage of .273. The Mariners as a unit have 72 base hits, including 18 doubles and 7 homers. Seattle has walked 31 times this year and they have struck out on 83 occasions. They have had 71 men left on base and have an OPS of .607. They have scored 3.8 runs per game and totaled 38 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers -133
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