Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners 9/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. James Paxton
The Texas Rangers visit Safeco Field on Thursday, September 21, 2017 to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and James Paxton for the Mariners.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +137 and Seattle at -147. The Rangers have a 68-76-6 over/under record and a 83-67-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 66-85-0 against the run line and have a 71-75-5 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 68-76-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 83-67-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 71-75-5 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 66-85-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
09/19/17 CF Carlos Gomez Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Seattle Mariners
09/19/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
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)
05/10/17 P Hisashi Iwakuma Shoulder 60-day DL (05/07)
04/01/17 P Drew Smyly Arm 60-day DL (03/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 74-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 10-4 record with an earned run average of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 89 strikeouts over his 134 innings pitched and he's given up 111 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 488 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 431 hitters and walked 217 batters. 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 4.58. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,326 base hits and 676 earned runs. They have allowed 196 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 526 batters and struck out 1,027. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Texas is hitting .246, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 130 hits this season in 510 at bats with 94 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .433 and an OPS+ of 97. Elvis Andrus is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 180 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 596 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Rangers have 1,239 base hits, including 244 doubles and 224 homers. Texas has walked 514 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,371 times as a team. They have left 939 runners on base and have a team OPS of .760. They tally 5.08 runs per contest and have totaled 762 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 74-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.98, James Paxton has a 12-4 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 138 strikeouts over the 121 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 100 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 485 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 497 batters and walked 201 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,309 base knocks and 665 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 1,142 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 13th in the league. The Mariners hold a .420 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 .341. He has 155 hits this year along with 90 RBI in 548 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 114. Nelson Cruz is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 147 hits in 515 at bats while driving in 110 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .530. The Mariners as a team have 1,341 base knocks, including 265 doubles and 178 home runs. Seattle has walked 455 times this season and they have struck out 1,184 times. They have had 1,019 runners left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.65 runs per contest and totaled 702 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +137
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