Friday, May 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Yovani Gallardo
The Texas Rangers visit Safeco Field on Friday, May 5, 2017 to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Yu Darvish for the Rangers and Yovani Gallardo for the Mariners.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at -130 and Seattle at +120. The Rangers have a 12-16-0 over/under record and a 15-13-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 14-14-0 against the run line and have a 13-15-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 12-16-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 15-13-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 13-15-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 14-14-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (4/30)
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 Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
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
04/30/17 P Evan Scribner Hip 10-day DL (4/26)
04/26/17 P Felix Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (4/26)
04/26/17 LF Mitch Haniger Oblique 10-day DL (4/26)
04/03/17 P Rob Whalen Calf 10-day DL (03/31)
04/03/17 P Shae Simmons Elbow 10-day DL (03/31)
04/03/17 SS Shawn O'Malley Appendix 60-day DL (03/31)
04/01/17 P Drew Smyly Arm 10-day DL (03/31)
03/31/17 P Steve Cishek Hip 10-day DL (03/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 11-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.03 and a WHIP of 1.06. He has 41 strikeouts over his 38.2 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He allows 5.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.50 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .283 against the bullpen and they've struck out 74 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 235 base hits and 118 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 99 batters and struck out 187. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
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As a team Texas is hitting .220, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 29 hits this season in 104 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 115. Carlos Gomez is hitting .233 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 103 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .437. The Rangers have 202 hits, including 33 doubles and 40 home runs. Texas has walked 89 times so far this season and they have struck out 247 times as a unit. They have left 153 men on base and have a team OPS of .694. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 124 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 12-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.08, Yovani Gallardo has a 1-3 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 28.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 34 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.97 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 82 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 256 base knocks and 131 earned runs this season. They have given up 36 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 213 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 17th in the league. The Mariners hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Mitch Haniger comes into this matchup batting .342 with an OBP of .447. He has 27 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 79 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .608 with an OPS+ of 199. Robinson Cano is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 30 hits in 111 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Mariners as a unit have 231 base hits, including 55 doubles and 31 homers. Seattle has walked 101 times this year and they have struck out on 222 occasions. They have had 191 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 131 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners +120
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