Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners 9/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Felix Hernandez
The Texas Rangers visit Safeco Field on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Andrew Cashner for the Rangers and Felix Hernandez for the Mariners.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +140 and Seattle at -150. The Rangers have a 68-75-6 over/under record and a 82-67-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 66-84-0 against the run line and have a 71-74-5 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 68-75-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 82-67-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 71-74-5 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 66-84-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
09/15/17 CF Carlos Gomez Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Seattle Mariners
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 73-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 9-10 record with an earned run average of 3.40 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 80 strikeouts over his 151 innings pitched and he's given up 139 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 486 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 430 hitters and walked 215 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,320 base hits and 675 earned runs. They have allowed 196 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 523 batters and struck out 1,022. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.87.
As a team Texas is hitting .246, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 129 hits this season in 506 at bats with 94 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .433 and an OPS+ of 97. Elvis Andrus is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 178 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 592 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .486. The Rangers have 1,229 hits, including 241 doubles and 224 home runs. Texas has walked 514 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,364 times as a unit. They have left 934 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 5.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 759 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 74-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.19, Felix Hernandez has a 5-4 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 77.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 82 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 481 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 495 batters and walked 201 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,299 base knocks and 662 earned runs this season. They have given up 220 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 468 hitters and struck out 1,135 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.76.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 13th in the league. The Mariners hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .342. He has 154 hits this year along with 90 RBI in 544 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .460 with an OPS+ of 114. Nelson Cruz is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 147 hits in 512 at bats while driving in 110 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .533. The Mariners as a unit have 1,335 base hits, including 264 doubles and 178 homers. Seattle has walked 452 times this year and they have struck out on 1,179 occasions. They have had 1,012 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 701 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +140
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